Creating an Infectious Skin Parasite in CINEMA 4D and After Effects

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a gruesome, yet convincing skin infection. Software required: CINEMA 4D 15, After Effects, and Photoshop CC.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Apr 8, 2014
Duration
1h 55m
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Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Apr 8, 2014
Duration
1h 55m
Description

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a gruesome, yet convincing skin infection. We'll focus on the areas that will help sell our shot and bring realism to our motion tracked footage. We'll begin by looking at the tone of our project and create an effect of skin tearing using CINEMA 4D's cloth module. Then, we will create animated tentacles to give the sense of movement within our wound. Finally, we will hone in on our materials and lighting to make our infection seem life like, then bring it all together in After Effects. By the end of this tutorial, will we have an 'outside of the box' understanding of CINEMA 4D's cloth and a working knowledge of integrating a CG element into a motion tracked plate. Software required: CINEMA 4D 15, After Effects, and Photoshop CC.

About the author
About the author

Andy Lefton began his career right out of College as a medical animator and has passionately built his experience over 10 years into a Jack of all Trades digital artist.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello everyone. My name is Andy Lefton and I currently work as a Lead 3D and Visual Effects artist here in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I've been working in the industry for over 10 years and I consider myself a generalist touching on all areas from 3D animation, visual effects for broadcast and film, compositing, motion tracking, and everything in between. I worked on many projects including some work for the History Channel, Showtime Network and Lionsgate Films, as well as working on my own 3D short films. In this course, we're going to create an organic 3D effect of a skin infection and use our dynamic tools in CINEMA 4D to help emphasize the bursting effect of our skin. We will then composite our renders in After Effects. We'll be touching on topics such as building out our dynamic skin simulation using CINEMA 4D cloth modules. We'll then motion track our footage to composite in After Effects. And by the end of the training, you have learned how to create a unique and vivid shot and to step outside of the box using CINEMA 4D's cloth module. I'm excited to work with Digital-Tutors and share these techniques with you. So let's get started with the first lesson.