Join Craig Whitaker for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Cinema 4D R17 Essential Training.
- Before we wrap up, there are a couple other courses…and a couple other websites that I want to share with you…as you head off on your own into Cinema 4D.…I have a couple other visual effects courses…and 3D courses with Cinema 4D here on Lynda,…a CG Flag with After Effects and Cinema 4D.…I also strongly recommend courses from my friends…EJ Hassenfratz,…Andy Needham,…Rob Garrott, and Thanassis Pozantzis.…In addition, I encourage you to check out…Motionographer.com.…
It's kind of the go-to place for motion graphics…on the internet, and you're sure to find…some awesome inspiration on that site.…Well, I hope you've enjoyed the course.…Now go have fun on your own, in Cinema 4D.…
CINEMA 4D (aka C4D) is a vital tool for anyone considering a career in motion graphics, visual effects, or animation. Whether you're just starting out or migrating to C4D from another program, CINEMA 4D R17 Essential Training has you covered. Craig Whitaker explores some of the new features in R17—the version released in August 2015—and segues into a quick-start chapter that reviews the entire CINEMA 4D workflow in just eight steps. The rest of the course divides CINEMA 4D's core functionality into individual chapters on spline modeling, polygonal modeling, deformers, materials and shaders, lighting, the MoGraph toolbox, animation, and rendering. Craig also shows how to composite your C4D work with live-action footage and other effects in After Effects, using the AEC or CINEWARE workflow. By the end of the course, you should be comfortable working with all of C4D's powerful tools.
- What's new in R17?
- Using the Take System for versioning and compositing
- Navigating the C4D interface
- Modeling splines
- Building 3D models from polygons
- Using deformers to bend, twist, and warp models
- Adding surface detail with materials and shaders
- Working with 3D lighting
- Using the MoGraph tools
- Animating in CINEMA 4D
- Rendering your models and animations
- Compositing C4D models in After Effects
Skill Level Beginner
1. What's Different in R17 vs. R16?
2. Getting Started (Quick Start)
3. Spline Modeling
4. Polygonal Modeling
6. Materials and Shaders
7. Using Lights
8. Using MoGraph
11. Compositing in After Effects
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