Join Craig Whitaker for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Bridge and Knife tools, part of Cinema 4D R17 Essential Training.
- In this movie, we're going to look at two more tools…that we can use to create more geometry…on the base of our model.…We're going to look at the Knife tool,…and we're going to look at the Bridge tool.…So let's select the cube,…I may go into polygon mode here,…and we're gong to press K for our Knife.…Now by default, the Knife will go into the line mode…with the Restrict to Selection tag on.…Now what that means is that whatever I have selected…the Knife operation will only work there.…
So, if I start just clicking and dragging,…you can kind of see what happens.…Right? It's exactly what you think a knife would do,…I'm just kind of cutting and slashing away at this thing…and look at all this geometry I've made…in the process, right?…All these different pieces…are now individual polygons.…So that's what we get if we're working in the line mode.…Now for the purpose of this course,…we're going to be staying in the loop mode.…
So, let's say you were looking at this model,…and you were thinking, hey you know what?…I'm seeing how this would kind of bump out,…
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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