Join EJ Hassenfratz for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing the right version of CINEMA 4D, part of Mograph Techniques: Rigging a Robot Arm in Cinema 4D.
Before we get into this course, let's talk about the different versions of Cinema 4D, and which versions you'll need to use this course. So in this course we'll cover some very useful features inside of Cinema 4D, including joints, inverse kinematics or IK, and constraint tags. IK or inverse kinematics is a great solution for character animation. If you're an After Effects CC user, Cinema 4D Lite is included. While this allows you to work with Cinema 4D files inside of After Effects, many of its best features are not included, specifically the IK tag, joints, and constraint tags that are needed for this course are not supported in the Cinema 4D Lite version.
You can follow along with this course in any other version of Cinema 4D. If you are a user of Cinema 4D Lite, this course is not for you.
- Setting up the model
- Creating an IK chain
- Adding animation controls
- Constraining position, scale, and rotation
- Adding depth of field and motion blur in After Effects