Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the project in CINEMA 4D, part of Mograph Techniques: Modeling and Animating with Cinema 4D Cloners.
So throughout this course we're going to be working at a set resolution of 1280 by 720. So, when we first create our Cinema 4D project, we want to make sure that the project is, of course with the proper settings. So let's go up to our Render Settings button here on the top center part of the interface and click on the flyout button under Output. Under Film and Video, I want you to make sure that you choose the HDV/HDTV 720/25 setting. Now, just because I like to work at more of a film frame rate, I'll change that frame rate from 25 to 24.
And that's pretty much it for our render settings. So I can go ahead and close this window. And then you want to make sure that you have your project settings set up. So I'm going to go ahead and just make the attributes of this a little bit larger. But if you don't have this Project panel, you want to go up under the Edit menu and go to your Project settings. That will open up the project settings right over here. Now since we set the project to render at 24 frames a second, I want to make sure my timeline is set up at 24 frames a second. So, let's go here, and change this value from 30, to 24.
And then for the maximum time in the project, I want to change that to 120 frames. That way it will be a full five seconds of animation. Now, this is how the project is going to be setup for the rest of the course. So, if you're following along, you want to make sure to work at this resolution. So you can kind of match where everything is on the screen.
- Modeling flower petals in C4D
- Creating shaded materials in C4D
- Building flowers with multiple cloner objects
- Building a dynamic transition with camera animation
- Multipass Rendering out of CINEMA 4D
- Adding and animating color effects in After Effects
- Refining transitions
- Rendering the final composite