Materials in Cinema 4D can store animated textures and they also have animatable properties. In this video, learn how to import a movie file to use as a material and keyframe material properties.
- [Instructor] Most properties in Cinema 4D…can be animated and the properties of materials…can also be animated.…Let's take a look.…We'll create a new material,…and double-click to open it up,…it doesn't matter what channel we're in,…we'll just stay in the color channel,…and in this texture field I'm going to add a noise shader.…We'll click here to go into the noise,…and you'll see that we have this field called…animation speed, so we can increase this value…in small increments if we like,…or just to see what's going on,…I'll change it up to something like .5…and them I'll increase the contrast by changing…the low clip and maybe the high clip,…just so we can see what's going on here.…
And I've just increased the global scale.…Now if I right-click on this and choose animate,…you can see the texture is animating.…So I'll just right-click here and uncheck that.…You'll also notice that on the left,…there is a dot here which means we can record…each of these properties and then animate them,…so we'll look at another shader.…
Here, learn key foundational concepts, such as spline modeling, lighting, and materials, which are crucial to understanding exactly how this 3D application functions. Instructor Andy Needham covers practical techniques for extruding shapes; working with MoGraph tools such as Cloners and Effectors; and adding lighting and camera views for fully realized 3D motion graphics. Plus, find out how to integrate assets from Adobe Illustrator, composite multipass renders with the After Effects and C4D workflow, and use the Takes System to try different materials and settings and export your projects in the exact sizes and resolutions you need.
- Setting up scenes
- Modeling with splines
- Using Illustrator files in C4D
- Extruding depth and detail
- Animating in the Timeline
- Creating clones
- Using Effectors
- Lighting motion graphics
- Applying materials
- Creating animated materials
- Compositing multipass renders in After Effects
- Rendering motion graphics in C4D
Skill Level Beginner
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Mograph Techniques: Spline Dynamics with Cinema 4Dwith EJ Hassenfratz1h 13m Intermediate
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1. What Are Motion Graphics?
2. Setting Up a Project for Motion Graphics
3. Working with Splines
4. Working with the Timeline
5. The Power of MoGraph
6. Lighting for Motion Graphics
7. Materials for Motion Graphics
8. Rendering and Compositing for Motion Graphics
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