There's a reason why Cinema 4D is the 3D application of choice for motion graphics artists and it is largely in part due to the MoGraph tools. In this video, learn what MoGraph is.
- [Voiceover] The MoGraph tool set is largely responsible…for why Cinema 4D has become the 3D application of choice…for motion graphics artists.…The creative possibilities when using MoGraph are virtually…limitless, so, what is MoGraph?…It's a group of objects that allow for procedural modeling…and animation within Cinema 4D.…These objects include the cloner, which is the core…of the MoGraph system, and effectors, which can be used…to manipulate clones.…
There are other objects such as special shaders,…for colorizing clones, and tags for recording and storing…information about clones.…If we look at this scene that we have here,…you can see that in order for an object to be cloned,…it needs to be made a child of the cloner.…I also want to point out that we're using the MoExtrude…to add some detail to this cube.…Let's enable the cloner, and you'll see that the cube…has been cloned three times, linearly, in the Y axis,…and that's what we've got set up here.…
We can increase the count,…and it's very, very quick and responsive.…
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
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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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