Join EJ Hassenfratz for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing the right version of CINEMA 4D, part of Mograph Techniques: Creating a Bouncy Cartoon Logo in Cinema 4D.
- Before we get in this course, let's talk about the different versions of CINEMA 4D and which version you'll need to use this course. In this course, we're going to cover some very useful features inside of CINEMA 4D including the correction deformer, and the jiggle deformer. The correction deformer allows you to manipulate parametric objects without needing to make them editable and the jiggle deformer allows you to apply a bouncing, jiggly motion to your animated objects quickly and easily. If you're an After Effects CC user, CINEMA 4D Lite is included, and while this allows you to work with CINEMA 4D files inside of After Effects, many of it's best features are not included.
Specifically, some of the tools used in this course, such as the correction deformer and the jiggle deformer which is the main highlight of this course. And these are both not supported in the CINEMA 4D Lite version. To be able to follow along with this course, you'll need to have the Broadcast or Studio version R12 or above. If you're not a user of CINEMA 4D Broadcast or Studio version, unfortunately this course is not for you.
Author EJ Hassenfratz uses CINEMA 4D to extrude 3D text from Illustrator letterforms and animate the letters individually utilizing the very versatile Jiggle deformer, which applies fun, unique movements to each one. Then he adds bright, cheerful textures and lighting to the scene, and composites the final effect in After Effects, incorporating some finishing touches that will make your logo seem even more playful and expressive.
- Creating and designing cartoony 3D logo type
- Preparing text to be animated
- Animating with the Jiggle deformer, vertex maps, and other deformers
- Adding random, undulating movement
- Texturing and lighting the logo
- Setting for render
- Compositing in After Effects
- Adding motion blur and color correction