In order to import Adobe Illustrator artwork into Cinema 4D there are some key considerations to heed in order to be successful. In this video, learn the correct workflow for preparing Illustrator files for use in Cinema 4D.
- [Instructor] Some of you will be more comfortable…creating splines and shapes in Adobe Illustrator.…We've just jumped away from Cinema 4D for a moment…to look at how we work with splines…coming from Illustrator.…There's some things we need to consider…when we prepare Illustrator files for use in Cinema 4D,…so let's take a look.…The first thing you need to make sure of…is that all your text is converted to outlines,…and in this case, we don't have to worry about that,…we can select the text, and if we go click onto it,…there's no text tool appearing,…this has definitely been converted to outlines.…
But if you haven't already done so,…and say you had some text in here, for example,…let's just make that a bit bigger so we can see…what's going on, we'd need to convert this to outlines…by coming over to Type > Create Outlines.…Then we'd be able to use this type in Cinema 4D.…I'm going to delete that because we don't need it.…The next thing to do is to look for any guides.…If I press Command + ;,…yeah, we've got a few guides here,…
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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