Join Scott Pagano for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing and exporting your geometry as an FBX file in C4D R17: Update, part of Unreal Engine 4: Realtime Motion Graphics.
- [Instructor] Now we're in Maya LT 2018,…which we're going to use as a converter to convert…from the FBX we got out of Cinema 4D…into an FBX that Unreal is going to like more.…So what we're going to do here is…under the file menu I'm going to go import,…and we're going to navigate to the file…that we exported out of Cinema 4D.…So the Scene 01.…And even if you've never used Maya before,…we're just going to be doing some very basic things in here,…and it's good to wrap your head around…just knowing how to do this conversion in here,…because Maya creates FBXes that Unreal really likes.…
I'm just going to delete out this camera…that got imported from Cinema 4D.…I'm going to select the panels lower.…I'm just going to hit play, and there you go.…We can see that we've got our exact same animation.…Everything came over right into Maya…even though it did not come over right into Unreal.…If I were to open this up, the same thing,…exactly like we had in our little outliner in Cinema 4D.…We're got our same setup here…with our nulls and our geometry.…
This course offers mograph designers a quick-start guide to real-time motion graphics in Unreal Engine 4 (UE4). Scott Pagano shows how to prep and import both static and animated geometry and animate objects and cameras with the Matinee Editor. He shows how to flesh out your scenes with Unreal's lighting and shading tools, and export video files and image sequences for further refinement in software such as After Effects. Following the quick-start chapter are three real-world projects that demonstrate the power of the workflow.
This forward-thinking approach to motion graphics leaves antiquated processes behind and presents modern, efficient, and fun ways to create 3D imagery. Once you have a grasp of how to import, animate, and make your content look great in UE4, the doors are open to dive into worlds of virtual reality, gaming, and interactive content. Check out more of our Unreal training here.
- Organizing a UE4 project
- Importing files
- Creating materials
- Adding cameras
- Creating keyframes in the Matinee Editor
- Setting up units in Maya and C4D
- Creating and assigning materials and lights
- Rendering motion graphics in Unreal
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 12/20/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: preparing and exporting your geometry as an FBX file in Maya 2016 and preparing and exporting your geometry as an FBX file in C4D R17.
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Sound Design for Motion Graphicswith Scott Hirsch2h 52m Intermediate
Creating Game Environments in Maya and Photoshopwith Adam Crespi5h 10m Intermediate
1. Unreal Engine 4 Quick Start
2. Project 1: Daylight Scene with KinetECO Animated and Static Geometry
3. Project 2: Graphic Scene with H Sport Animated Geometry
4. Project 3: Working with Matinee Animated Geometry
Importing geometry into UE42m 27s
Next steps1m 14s
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