Motion graphics are a way of communicating a concept or idea in a way that blends the principles of graphic design and filmmaking with animation techniques. In this video, learn about design principles, filmmaking and animation techniques, and the tools used by motion graphics artists.
- [Instructor] A concept or idea can be communicated…through motion graphics in a way that blends…the principles of graphic design and filmmaking…through animation techniques.…There really are a vast number of applications…for motion graphics.…Take your favorite television show's opening sequence.…It's more than likely to contain motion graphics…in some form or be entirely created using motion graphics.…From the kinetic typography used to reveal the credits…to the way the logo appears.…You may have noticed an increased trend…that movies and television shows…rely on motion graphics to drive story elements,…such as the user interfaces the cast interact with.…
You'll observe motion graphics in everyday life, too.…From the signs and screens at airports,…bus, and train stations…to the screens in shop windows.…Apps on your phone or watch have motion graphic elements.…So no matter what size screen,…there really is a vast number of applications.…Let's just take a look at some of the…graphic design principles you should be aware of.…
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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