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Motion Graphics

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Transform shapes, icons, and text into compelling motion graphics. Discover techniques to take your animation skills to the next level using Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects.

Transform shapes, icons, and text into compelling motion graphics. This series demonstrates techniques you can use to take your animation skills to the next level. Join mograph artist EJ Hassenfratz as he shows you tips and tricks you can use while leveraging the powerful features in Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects.


  • Welcome
Chapter 1
  • Cel shading without Sketch and Toon
  • Create balloon text
  • Spline projection techniques
  • Pop popcorn using Emitter and Dynamics
Chapter 2
  • Squash and stretch to add character
  • Create an Isometric 3D composition
  • Use Mosplines to write script text
  • Mouth animation with Spline Shader
  • GIF creation in Photoshop
Chapter 3
  • Tips for compositing 2D style 3D artwork
  • Add noise via Ambient Occlusion
  • Create vinyl toy textures in Cinema 4D
  • Use 3D Linear Gradients in Cinema 4D
  • 3D topographic maps in Cinema 4D
Chapter 4
  • Jiggle deformer for secondary animation
  • Create pixel art
  • Spline shader for splines as material
  • Looping flag with cloth dynamics
Chapter 5
  • Chisel text using the Loft object
  • Inverse Ambient Occlusion wax textures
  • Create hexagon grid patterns
  • Plexus-style atom arrays
  • Stylized ribbons with the spot shader
Chapter 6
  • Create a folding fan with the spot shader
  • Procedural marble textures in Cinema 4D
  • Tips for comping 3D objects into footage
  • Correction deformer polygon selections
Chapter 7
  • Create HUD elements in Cinema 4D
  • Painted textures with Cinema 4D Art Shader
  • Lighting with an HDRI
  • Apply grain noise texture in After Effects
Chapter 8
  • 3D sports logo in After Effects
  • 3D sports logo in Cinema 4D Lite
  • Cinema 4D dynamics for 2D animation
  • Cinema 4D Picture Viewer tips
Chapter 9
  • Mouth animation in Cinema 4D
  • Rubber hose character in Cinema 4D
  • Dynamic gears in Cinema 4D
  • Get started with IK rigging
  • Intro to IK dynamics
Chapter 10
  • Cel-shaded 3D objects
  • Stylized 2D grain textures
  • Morph between shapes
  • Effortless bouncing text
  • Trigger dynamics
Chapter 11
  • Retime animations with Time Tracks
  • 2D wood textures in Cinema 4D
  • Cartoon eye rigs in Cinema 4D
  • Speed up soft-body simulations
  • Shatter objects with Voronoi Fracture
Chapter 12
  • Cineware tips to improve your workflow
  • Blowing bubbles in Cinema 4D
  • Disco text in Cinema 4D
  • Cartoon lip sync workflows for Cinema 4D
  • Pattern design with the C4D Hatch Shader
Chapter 13
  • Sweep rail splines in Cinema 4D
  • Tips for working with audio in Cinema 4D
  • Soft-body cloth simulations in Cinema 4D
  • Apply random colors with the Variation shader
Chapter 14
  • Cartoon liquid in Cinema 4D
  • Real-time animation in Cinema 4D
  • Voxel art in Cinema 4D
  • Three-point lighting setup
  • Create gobo lights in Cinema 4D
Chapter 15
  • Use XRefs in Cinema 4D
  • Enhanced workflows: XRef material manager
  • Enhanced workflows: Selection object
Chapter 16
  • Workflow enhancer: Cinema 4D layers
  • Six ways to speed up the Cinema 4D viewport
  • Roving keyframes in Cinema 4D
  • The speed graph in Cinema 4D
Chapter 17
  • Looping procedural animation in Cinema 4D
  • Apply random colors to objects in Cinema 4D
  • Combine dynamics with MoGraph in Cinema 4D
  • Quickly model holes in Cinema 4D
Chapter 18
  • Free version of Cinema 4D included with After Effects
  • Speed up ambient occlusion renders in Cinema 4D
  • Five tips for more realistic renders in Cinema 4D

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EJ Hassenfratz

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