Review: MovieType for Cinema 4D
3D artists spend a large amount of time working on repetitive tasks, and building text animations will be pretty high up that list – MovieType aims to ease your pain
Clients often ask for 3D text transitions in a project, but they can be a fickle bunch and will ask for variation after variation.
For Cinema 4D artists there is now a way of doing this much more efficiently.
Motionworks has produced MovieType, a collection of presets for Cinema 4D, which includes a massive range of transition animations, materials that are purpose built for text, and finally, a group of animated backgrounds, also built with motion graphics in mind.
The presets are well organised and appropriately named and cover every conceivable transition – if you’re used to the presets After Effects ships with, that is.
With drag-and-drop you can add a preset to any scene and tell it what the text should say, but if you want to re-time the animation or delve deeper it’s still very simple to do.
On top of all this functionality, Motionworks has bundled a collection of 20+ video tutorials featuring MovieType creator John Dickinson, who walks you through each preset, explaining how it can be used in a project.
Building a text animation isn’t always difficult, but it can be a time consuming chore. Movietype does away with those problems and breathes some fresh life into a mundane task.
The training is a great plus and will certainly spark some ideas.
Available from Monday at $79.
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on Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 3:33 pm under Plug-ins, Reviews.
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