In Cinema 4D keyframes are finessed using f-curves. In this video, learn how to manipulate f-curves to improve the motion of a ball bouncing down stairs.
- [Instructor] So in the previous movie,…we created this animation where the ball…looks like it's just sliding down the stairs,…but in fact, we've set it up where these…keyframes are going to be where the ball bounces.…And we're going to use the f-curves,…the 'f' stands for function,…we're going to use those to finesse…the keyframes now.…So we'll bring up the timeline,…Shift + F3 on the keyboard,…and we'll go into f-curve mode,…which is here, or you can press Tab…to quickly switch between dope sheet…and f-curve mode.…
Now the X axis got recorded when…we used AutoKeying, so we don't need that.…So we can delete this track.…So I'll just highlight it and press Delete.…We're really interested in the Y axis.…And the Z axis,…what I want to do with this is,…because we don't really need all…these points here,…so you can click and drag and…make a marquee selection around those points,…and just press Delete.…And I think, what I want to do with…this first keyframe is select this,…and you can see a handle appears,…because we have a spline interpolation.…
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
X-Particles 3 for Cinema 4D Essential Trainingwith Andy Needham3h 17m Intermediate
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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