The Material Manager is where you create and store materials in Cinema 4D and they can be applied to objects in a variety of ways. In this video, learn how to create materials and apply them to objects.
- [Instructor] When you create materials…you're going to do so in the Material Manager.…Now typically it's found in the bottom…of the standard layout, and so we can…explore the Material Manager here.…We can choose to create materials…by coming to the Create menu and…clicking on New Material, or using the…shortcut Command + N when we're focused…in the Material Manager, and we're not…going to look at the New PPR Materials at the moment.…We're just going to focus on these standard materials for now.…Another method is to just double click…in the Material Manager and that's my preferred method.…
Double clicking again will open up the…Material Editor and we can just…edit this material, giving it a bit of color.…And what I'm going to do is just create…some other materials quickly, so I'll just…click and drag to create a duplicate…and just change this to a lighter…more lilac color, and I'll create one more…and it will be a light gray color.…Something like so.…So to apply materials you can click and drag…and apply them directly to objects…
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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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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