Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Mograph Techniques: Creating a Product Endpage.
If you are a premium member of the lynda.com library, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this course. These files can be found on the Exercise Files tab on the main course page. Now once you've downloaded the Exercise Files, I encourage you to keep everything that's in the exercise files folder contained in that folder. If you need to move it to another drive, go ahead and copy the entire folder to that other drive. Now let's open this folder, so I can show you how the course is organized. I have a folder for each chapter, and within each folder you'll find exercise files that match the videos in the chapter.
Now within each folder, these files might be Cinema 4D files, or they might be after effects files. These files are linked to the footage folder. So if you ever open after effects and you can't find something or it's telling you a piece of footage is missing, you should definitely try and re-link it in the footage folder. Now, anything with Cinema 4D files in it has a TEX folder that is contained in that folder. And this folder contains a Photoshop document that's being referenced by this Cinema 4D file.
You'll find the same thing in Chapter Two, the same PSD file. The way Cinema 4D links, it's going to look in the folder where the file is saved first to re-link the footage. Now, if you don't have access to the exercise files, you can definitally follow along from scratch, or, just use your own assets. So, let's get started.
- Importing and replacing footage
- Tracking the camera
- Sending tracking data to CINEMA 4D
- Modeling a 3D version of your product
- Lighting the model
- Determining the render passes
- Retiming and styling to match the edit