In this video, learn how to animate in Cinema 4D by understanding what keyframes are and how to set and manipulate them as you animate a ball bouncing down stairs.
- [Instructor] The most common way of creating animation…in Cinema 4D is by setting key frames…and it is possibly to create animation…without setting any key frames at all,…but let's not get ahead of ourselves.…Let's create an object, we'll use a sphere…and we'll just make the radius a bit smaller…and we're just going to move it up on the Y axis.…So a key frame is essentially a piece of data…stored at a specific point in time.…In C4D we'll look at all the key frames in the timeline…and then we'll create the animation between them…using interpolation.…
So there's a few technical terms there…and for those unfamiliar let's just get an example going…so we can clarify these terms.…Now we have our sphere in the scene and it's just…up here in the Y axis.…We can come over to the coordinates…and you can see these dots here.…Now if we hover over one you can see the outer ring change…color, but if we click on to it…it will become red and…where our timeline marker is a key frame is created,…you can see it's that blue rectangle there.…
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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