- What this course is and isn't
- How to use the exercise files
1. What Are Motion Graphics?
- What are motion graphics?
- How do motion graphics artists use CINEMA 4D (C4D)?
- Examples of work
- Big picture concepts
2. Setting Up a Project for Motion Graphics
- Starting a scene for the first time
- Workflow tips
- Create a start scene
3. Working with Splines
- What are splines?
- Create and manipulate splines
- Build complex shapes with spline masks
- Create geometry with splines
- Work with Adobe Illustrator files
- Import and clean up Illustrator files
- Extrude to add depth and detail
4. Working with the Timeline
- What is the Timeline?
- F-curve manipulation
- Create stops, starts, and eases
- Create a camera animation
- Copy and offset keyframes
- Move animated objects
- What are special tracks?
5. The Power of MoGraph
- What is MoGraph?
- Create clones
- Use effectors
- Deform objects with effectors
- Enable objects to be animated with MoGraph
- Other MoGraph objects
- Overlapping clones and bounding boxes
- Break objects into pieces
- Offset animation with the Step effector
6. Lighting for Motion Graphics
- How do lights work?
- Use different types of shadow
- Add falloff for realistic lighting
- Scene lighting
- Create a basic light setup
7. Materials for Motion Graphics
- What are materials?
- Create and apply materials
- Manipulate materials on objects
- Create color and patterns with shaders
- Make things shiny and reflective
- Create reflection objects
- Make things have bumps
- Animate animated materials
8. Rendering and Compositing for Motion Graphics
- The motion graphics pipeline
- Compositing tags
- Common render settings
- Set up multipass renders
- Set up takes
- Create previews and final renders
- What is CINEWARE?
- The AEC workflow
9. Motion Graphics Challenge
- Challenge overview
- Solution: Animating MoGraph and cameras
- Solution: Lighting and texturing
- Solution: Rendering and compositing