Cinema 4D 110 – Cinema 4D: Rendering Motion Graphics for After Effects

Class Description
This 1-day crash course, we will demonstrate how to make a simple logo animation in CINEMA 4D and transform it into a compelling motion graphic with After Effects, incorporating two distinct visual styles. Starting with a prebuilt animation rendered from CINEMA 4D, Participants will employ industry-standard techniques, utilizing materials, lights, and the library of effects in After Effects, to enhance the project’s look and feel. Our Instructors are well versed in Cinema 4D and 3D concepts and have a knack for making this challenging program less intimidating.

Course Benefits

  • Learn to Set up a multi-pass render
  • Understand Batch rendering in CINEMA 4D
  • Import 3D elements into After Effects
  • Create and use precomps for compositing control
  • Compose 3D text in a dynamic 3D environment
  • Create a glow effect using Trapcode Starglow
  • Create Type Effects
  • Learn Final Touches and Rendering

Suggested Prerequisites
This class is appropriate for novice users of Cinema 4D. Experience with 3D concepts such as X, Y, and Z axes is a plus. We also recommend that you have the Cinema 4D software before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it from the Maxon web site.

Course Outline

  • Using 3D layers to create masking effects
  • Adding a flash bulb effect with CC Light Rays
  • Adding glows and glints to type
  • Creating a 2D camera shake effect using pre-comps
  • Adding depth of field with the Lens Blur effect
  • Multi-Pass Rendering Setup
  • After Effects Prep
  • Creating the Stadium Effects

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Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.