Join EJ Hassenfratz for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing the right version of CINEMA 4D, part of Mograph Techniques: Mixing 2D and 3D with After Effects and Cinema 4D.
Before we get into this course, let's talk about the different versions of CINEMA 4D, and which version you'll need to complete this course. In this course, we'll cover some very useful features inside of CINEMA 4D, including the MoGraph module, and the Dynamics module. Mograph is a great tool for creating motion graphics elements, quickly and easily. Dynamics applies real world physics to your objects. If you're an After Effects Creative Cloud user, Cinema 4D light is included. Now, while this allows you to work with Cinema 4D files inside of After Effects, many of its best features are not included.
Specifically, the mow graph tools is used in this course such as the clonar object and effectors, and the dynamics module needed for this course, are not supported in the Cinema 4D Light version. To be able to follow along in this course, you'll need to have Broadcast or Studio version, R12 or above. If you're not a user of CINEMA 4D Broadcaster Studio version, this course is not for you.
- Adding materials, lights, and camera to a scene
- Using bend deformers
- Using the spline shader to add text
- Applying dynamics to text
- Importing CINEWARE layers into After Effects