Materials in Cinema 4D are made by mixing different channels, where each channel contributes to the quality of the material. In this video, learn about the common channels for creating materials.
- [Instructor] Here we have scene…that I thought would be good to introduce you to materials.…I have already created and applied several materials…to the objects in this scene.…But, we're not going to worry about that just yet.…We'll get to it later in this chapter.…Because lighting can change the look of a material,…it was important to look at that first.…So, if you haven't watched the previous chapter…on lighting,…it would be a good idea to go and do that…before progressing.…I'm going to disable the lighting in this scene…just clicking on here…and you can see it has a dramatic effect on the look…of those materials, doesn't it?…Let's enable the lighting once again.…
Now, along side lighting,…materials are one of the most,…let's say, challenging aspects…of working in 3D…because this is where you can transform a scene…from good to great.…By the same token,…a great scene can be marred by poor lighting…and materials.…Materials are made up of channels…and we can create and store them…in this Material Manager here.…If I double click,…
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
Learning Bodypaint in Cinema 4Dwith Thanassis Pozantzis4h 43m Intermediate
Mograph Techniques: Spline Dynamics with Cinema 4Dwith EJ Hassenfratz1h 13m Intermediate
X-Particles 3 for Cinema 4D Essential Trainingwith Andy Needham3h 17m Appropriate for all
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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