When working on motion graphics projects you follow a set of processes that are part of a pipeline. In this video, learn about the motion graphics pipeline.
- [Instructor] We've already mentioned the pipeline…in this course,…and an important step is getting work out of Cinema 4D…and into the next application in the pipeline,…whether that's stills going into Photoshop,…image sequences going into After Effects…for compositing and color grading,…or you're maybe just creating a simple preview,…a low-res version, that could then be sent to an editor.…And in reality, the pipeline can move back and forth,…so you could create previews,…and then the editor would tell you the exact frames…that you'd need to render at full resolution,…and this would save you time.…
So in this chapter, we'll talk about…how you'd get work out of Cinema 4D…using a variety of techniques.…
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
Mograph Techniques: Spline Dynamics with Cinema 4Dwith EJ Hassenfratz1h 13m Intermediate
Learning Bodypaint in Cinema 4Dwith Thanassis Pozantzis4h 43m Intermediate
X-Particles 3 for Cinema 4D Essential Trainingwith Andy Needham3h 17m Intermediate
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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