Join EJ Hassenfratz for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating 3D type from logo splines, part of Mograph Techniques: Creating a Bouncy Cartoon Logo in CINEMA 4D.
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- In this course, we're going to be creating…a 3D cartoonish logo and animate it…in a fun, bouncy way.…To begin, you'll first need to design a flat logo…that looks really playful and rounded…and import it into Cinema 4D.…So I created this logo here in Illustrator…and imported it into Cinema 4D.…And you can find out more on how to…import Illustrator paths into Cinema 4D…by watching, "Creating Flying Logos…"with After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite"…with Chris Meyer.…Alternatively, you can just create the logo completely…inside of Cinema 4D using its spline tools.…
So first thing's first,…we actually need to take these logo splines…and extrude them so we actually have…some 3D geometry to work with here.…So to do this, we're going to bring in…our trusty extrude object…and just place all of our objects underneath it.…Now to actually have our Extrude affect everything below it,…you need to check on this Hierarchical button.…Just check that on right here.…And you can see that that 3D-ified our text.…So then what I'm going to do…
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