Focal Press Book: Cinema 4D Apprentice: Real-World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist

Focal Press Book: Cinema 4D Apprentice: Real-World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist

Focal Press Book: Cinema 4D Apprentice: Real-World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist

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Focal Press Book: Cinema 4D Apprentice: Real-World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist

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  • Author: Kent McQuilkin
  • Paperback: 414 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Publication Date: March 19, 2015
  • Project-Based Learning Approach
  • Creating Basic Scenes
  • Modeling and Texture Mapping
  • In-Depth Look at MoGraph Tools
  • Lighting, Animation, Rendering, and More
  • Motion Tracking with New Tools in R16
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Cinema 4D Apprentice from Focal Press introduces new users to Cinema 4D and helps develop the skills and understanding get up to speed with the software. With guidance that takes you beyond just the button-pushing, author Kent McQuilkin guides you through 10 core lessons, starting with the basics before moving onto more complex techniques and concepts and then tying it all together with a final project. He walks you through the software with a project-based approach, allowing you to put lessons learned into immediate practice. Best practices and workflows for motion graphics artists that can be applied to any software application are included. A companion website is available with project files and videos of the techniques in action.

Topics Covered
  • Creating basic scenes
  • Modeling, texture mapping
  • MoGraph tools
  • Integration with After Effects via CINEWARE
  • Lighting, animation, rendering, and more
  • Motion tracking with the new tools included in R16
Contents
  • Getting Around in C4D
  • Basic Cameras and Scenes
  • Modeling 101: Beginners Guide to Building Objects in C4D
  • Modeling 102 Advanced
  • Working with Materials
  • Advanced Materials and Texture Mapping
  • BodyPaint UV Basics
  • Painting in 3D via BodyPaint
  • Light It Up
  • Animation Basics
  • Character Animation
  • Simulation Driven Animation
  • MoGraph
  • Destruction Techniques in Cinema 4D
  • Rendering with Cinema 4D's Native Render Engine
  • The Physical Renderer
  • The Stereoscopic Workflow
  • Setting Up Cinema 4D Scenes for Post Production
  • C4D Lite: Maxon Cineware in After Effects
  • Time to Plug-In
  • Final Project
Author Bio
Kent McQuilkin is an award-winning animation producer, college instructor, 3D designer, and consultant for broadcast studios. Kent has been a user of CINEMA 4D for over a decade and has used it to produce films, television spots, product labels, and product pre-visualizations, as well as theme park and holographic theatrical productions.
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Author Kent McQuilkin
Format Paperback
Pages 414
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published March 19, 2015
ISBN Number 9781138018624

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