Last week I started to work more on my custom motion graphics piece to present for my class exhibition. I have decided on producing the work with Maxon Cinema 4D (C4D) a3D graphics software. For the most part I am teaching myself how to use this newly acquired program.
Prior to Cinema 4D I have only used Adobe Photoshop to produce very basic 3D shapes and ‘Motion’ to create short animations in class.
I made several very basic animation and 3D renders via tutorials to get me up to scratch:
I quickly learnt how the rendering process could take up to several hours to complete and my longest animation was the one below, it took nearly 4 hours:
At the moment I am working on an animation about a flying ‘Space Rock’ falling in love with a ‘Glass Mineral’. So far I am only 6 seconds in but that took me up to 6 hours to produce.
Below are a handful of youtube tutorials that helped me:
- Shattered Glass Ball in Cinema 4D – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZlALZQjjGo
- 3D Plexus Style Effect with Mograph Tutorial – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_fBUxdKWbU
- How to create an infinite background in Cinema 4D – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r8oc8krcfQ
- How to Create an Iridescent Material in Cinema 4D – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xKt1xZS2NI
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