Training review: Learn Cinema4D Dynamics
Tim Clapham of Luxx has drawn his vast motion graphics experience to deliver this masterclass in C4D dynamics
Learn Cinema4D Dynamics teaser
The 10-hour course, titled ‘Learn Cinema4D Dynamics, covers five projects, with increasing levels of complexity.
It opens up with a stylised deckchair animation introducing the various concepts of C4D R12’s dynamic system: rigid and soft bodies, connectors, collisions and so on, plus the perils and pitfalls you’ll need to recognise to debug your scene and iron out problems.
Subsequent sections cover all manner of topics, from logo generation to motion graphics-type imagery.
The highlight of the suite is the final animation of a small robot dragging giant letters along on chains. The sequence requires almost no keyframing, with the robot’s motion, the natural movement of the chains and letter objects all being handled by the dynamics engine.
Clapham covers all aspects of the modelling and setup, imparting plenty of tips for using low-poly proxy objects to keep a high simulation speed in the viewport, and how to organise your meshes so they can be joined together and still remain collision objects without instantly exploding.
Throughout the course, as well as the obvious dynamics advice, you’ll also get numerous tips on rendering, materials and shaders, Xpresso, structuring your scene and so on.
By the end, you’ll not only have a solid grasp of C4D’s dynamics, but also a much better idea of working in Cinema 4D itself.
Clapham’s knowledge is enviable, the content excellent and the delivery flawless. Thoroughly recommended.
Running time: 10 hours
Link: Learn Cinema4D Dynamics
on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at 2:22 pm under Reviews, Training.
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