Discover how to use Cineware for Illustrator, a powerful plugin that gives artists the ability to render 3D objects and place them into illustrations and images with realistic lighting and shadows.
- [Tony] Hello there, my name is Tony Harmer and I'd very much like to welcome you to this course on using the Cineware plugin in Adobe Illustrator. The plugin has been developed by Maxon, the creators of Cinema 4D, and it's being designed to make it easy for illustrators to bring real 3D into their workflows and expand the range of creative possibilities way beyond those of the 3D effects that Illustrator offers natively.
You should already be pretty comfortable with Illustrator before taking this course. If you're not, then maybe you'd like to check out my Illustrator Essentials course, first. You won't need any familiarity with Cinema 4D. Although if you do have some experience, that would of course be useful. The whole idea here is that it's a simplified way to bring live 3D content into your Illustrator work. It's perfect if you're working with vector art, as you don't have to rasterize anything and take it into an unfamiliar 3D program such as Adobe Dimension.
You remain in the environment you're familiar with, bring in the 3D content and use it. Now of course, that sounds really simple and it is. So in the movie coming up next, we'll take a look at the Cineware and Illustrator workflow.
- Framing your scene and content
- Using the Cineware Attributes panel
- Material color properties and material luminance
- Applying Illustrator graphics as materials
- Applying graphics to objects
- Building a scene
- Using a transparency mask
- Exporting a PNG file