To get the most out of any software it's worth taking the time to understand how you can improve your workflow. In this video, learn about the HUD options, creating custom keyboard shortcuts, and other methods to improve working in Cinema 4D.
- [Instructor] Let's talk about a few general workflow tips…which will hopefully help you in…your day to day use of Cinema 4D.…So we know that we can use the undo and redo buttons here…which are currently grayed out…because we've got nothing to undo or redo.…But you can also undo and redo camera views.…So, if I come out of this camera,…and I'm into my default camera here.…I can start to navigate the view,…holding down the one, two, and three, keys.…And say this would be the view I'd like here.…
And then I move along, oh, actually I don't like that view.…I wanted the view that I had just before.…I want to get back to that.…How do I do it?…Command shift Z and that will undo…the last few change that I made.…I can go back again, command shift Z, command shift Z.…Or I can redo command shift Y.…And I can just step through up to…the point where my last view was.…And if I want to go back again, command shift Z.…So being able to undo and redo views is very useful.…
You can also change back to the default camera view…by just choosing here Frame Default.…
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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