The Spline Mask object can be used to create procedural complex spline shapes in Cinema 4D. In this video, learn how to work with both the Spline Mask tool and the 2D Boolean operations.
- [Instructor] Up until now,…we've used the spline tools to draw and manipulate splines,…and we've also used the primitive spline objects.…And now, let's look at how we'd make complex splines…using the 2D boolean spline operations,…and we'll also look at the spline mask.…Okay, so we'll begin with some primitive objects,…and so what we can do is maybe, let's just see,…we'll take a circle.…
We could also take a rectangle,…and maybe change the height to something like 20,…and let's increase the width.…And we'll make a few copies of this,…so just command, click, and drag.…And what we can do is just hold down R, rotate,…and what are we going to do with this?…It's looking a bit odd, but what we can do…is then select the three rectangles,…which we have already, and now, select the spline…that we want to effect, and so what we can do…is then say spline, subtract, okay?…What this is going to do is perform a 2D boolean operation.…
And as a consequence, it's going to take those parametric…splines and just turn it into an editable spline.…
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
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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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