Discover how to use Cinema 4D R18 in a VFX workflow. Learn key concepts, such as how to track and solve a shot, remove lens distortion, and create basic animation.
- [Andy] Hi, My name is Andy Needham and welcome to Cinema 4D R18 Essential Training: Visual Effects. In this course, I'll be teaching you about visual effects techniques in Cinema 4D and how you can use the tools and methods taught here in your visual effects workflow. I'll start by giving you some core concepts of working with Cinema 4D, so you're set up for success. From there, we discuss the importance of motion tracking and how to track and solve a shot using the motion tracker.
We learn how to export that data and how to remove lens distortion. We work with importing models and how to create basic animation. Then, we cover creating different types of materials and methods of lighting 3D shots. I'll show you how to use the camera calibration tag and projection man tools to build a 3D representation of a photograph. We harness the versatile tag system and render tokens to streamline our workflow, and finally composite multi-parse renders.
So if you're ready, let's get started with Cinema 4D R18 Essential Training: Visual Effects.
- What is VFX?
- How is C4D used by VFX artists?
- Setting up a project for tracking
- Solving the 3D camera
- Removing lens distortion
- Solving and saving lens profiles
- Importing a model
- Manipulating keyframes and curves
- Creating shiny, refractive, and displaced materials
- Working with C4D lights and shadows
- Lighting with Sky objects
- Compositing mulitpass renders
Skill Level Intermediate
Cinema 4D R18 Essential Training: Motion Graphicswith Andy Needham5h 12m Intermediate
Mograph Techniques: Animating with C4D Effectorswith EJ Hassenfratz1h 39m Intermediate
1. What Is VFX?
2. The Importance of Motion Tracking
3. Preparing and Animating Models for VFX
4. Basic Materials
5. Basic VFX Lighting
6. Camera Projection and Modelling
7. Takes, Tokens, and Multipass Rendering
Challenge overview1m 49s
Next steps1m 17s
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