Cinema 4D has some intuitive tools for creating splines. In this video, learn how to work with parametric spline primitives.
- [Instructor] Cinema 4D has some excellent intuitive tools…for creating splines.…In this movie, we'll focus on…the parametric spline primitive objects.…Here are some common spline primitives…which I've already added to the scene.…You can add parametric spline primitives in a number of ways…but the most common is from this flyout menu here.…So I'm clicking and holding, and if I press shift,…I'll create a circle, and because I have my null…already selected, the circle will be created…as a child object.…In the attributes manager,…you can see that we have some object properties,…and working with parametric splines is non-destructive.…
That means if we press s on the keyboard…to frame up our circle spline,…we can come in and change the radius,…we can make decisions, we can change our mind,…and we can toggle different options,…and it's all live.…We can move on, come back, and just keep going,…making decisions with this,…changing the intermediate points.…It's non-destructive workflow,…as other parameters can always be edited.…
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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