The Extrude object is a fundamental Cinema 4D tool for generating 3D geometry from 2D splines. In this video, learn how to use the Extrude object to create depth and detail.
- [Instructor] We're now going to use the extrude object…to add depth and detail to the splines we imported…from Illustrator.…So let's select these these three letters here,…the L, T, and H, and what we can do in release 19…is we can add an extrude object to all of these…just by pressing alt.…Now we have an extrude for each object.…The depth is quite large.…We can set this down to something like ten.…And it's a good idea to add…even just a small amount of rounding to all your objects.…
In the real world, nothing has perfect 90 degree angle,…and by adding rounding, we allow highlights…to catch the edges of the model,…and it just looks better.…So over in caps, we can add…a very small fillet cap to each one.…These are going to be way too big,…so what we need to do is just maybe…add some steps, and drop this down.…We might even be able to increase it a bit more,…but we'll just leave it like that for now.…Let's just spin around.…Navigate around here and have a look.…And we want to think about…if this a bit too inflated compared to the original.…
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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