Cinema 4D for Beginners: Create an animated looping GIF with Dynamics

Duncan Rogoff, Video Editing & Motion Graphics

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12 Lessons (57m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Building the Scene

    • 3. Setting up the Dynamics

    • 4. Dynamics "Gotchya's"

    • 5. Lighting and Texturing

    • 6. Rendering

    • 7. Intro to the Take System

    • 8. Intro to Render Tokens

    • 9. How to Load Video Textures

    • 10. How to Loop in C4D

    • 11. Making the GIF in Photoshop

    • 12. Recap


About This Class

In this course, you will learn all about Cinema 4D and create something fun in the process! By the end, you'll have a real, visible product to show for all your hard work.

This is an introductory course, and we will cover how to build and animate a GIF that loops, all within Cinema 4d.

I'll show you some basic tools within the software you will use time and time again. We will create a simple scene using primitive objects, discuss the mograph cloner for creating copies of objects, add dynamics and real-world physics to our scene, learn how to apply lights and basic textures, and create a seamless looping GIF.

You'll also learn tons of tips and tricks along the way like: how to easily navigate the interface, how to cache dynamics, how to use the Take System to create multiple versions of your screen without needing multiple project files, how to use Render Tokens to automate your render process. and a couple of "Gotchya's" when it comes to dynamics.

Please let me know if there are any questions! Thanks for joining me.


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