In this video, learn how to use the selection tools and modeling functions to clean up and organize Adobe Illustrator artwork that has been imported into Cinema 4D.
- [Instructor] In the previous movie,…we prepared illustrated artwork…so that we could import it into Cinema 4D.…So let's begin by importing the artwork.…We can come over here and choose file, merge.…We can also come over to here and choose merge objects…or command shift O.…So we'll just click here,…and we'll select the Illustrator 8 file…that we created, and choose open.…The Illustrator import dialogue opens up,…and we can just leave this at the default.…I'll click okay, and there it is in the center…of our world.…So we'll just rename this to logo,…and then I'll press on here on the plus…and 12 down, and we can see all the different splines…that make up this logo.…
So if we look through them,…we can see each one represents a letter,…and what we can do is group these now,…so I will take the first three and press alt G…and make this null.…I'll rename it to the, and grab the next lot.…Alt G, double click, Landon.…The next one's going to be Hotel.…Alt G.…And then these three, we've got the H.…If we press the down arrow,…
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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