Bringing a Still Image to Life Using Projection Man in CINEMA 4D

In this CINEMA 4D tutorial, we will learn how to create a visual effects shot using CINEMA 4D's projection man. We will also use other techniques such as 3D modeling, Hair and Cloth dynamics, painting our image to conform to our composition, and creating atmospheric elements with After Effects. Software required: CINEMA 4D 14, Photoshop CS6, After Effects, and Red Giant Suite.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Jun 17, 2013
Duration
3h 39m
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Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Jun 17, 2013
Duration
3h 39m
Description

In this CINEMA 4D tutorial, we will learn how to create a visual effects shot using CINEMA 4D's projection man. We will also use other techniques such as 3D modeling, Hair and Cloth dynamics, painting our image to conform to our composition, and creating atmospheric elements with After Effects. The tutorial will start by looking at how to concept the image and researching what options we'll have available. We'll next prepare the image for camera mapping in CINEMA 4D; model, texture and light 3D geometry to project into the 2D plate; create dynamic simulations to match the shot's vision; finally, we'll bring it all together to create a seamless final shot. Software required: CINEMA 4D 14, Photoshop CS6, After Effects, and Red Giant Suite.

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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
Hi. I'm Andy Lefton, and I'm a freelance 3D and visual effects artist based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. I've written and produced many tutorials and continue to find much enjoyment in helping others pursue their dreams in this imaginative world. My latest project was heading a handful of visual effect shots for the feature film, A Haunting in Connecticut: Ghosts of Georgia, along with some commercial work for National Geographic and the Showtime network. Now in this lesson we're going to create a visual effects shot from a single image utilizing the many tools in Photoshop, Cinema 4D, and After Effects. Some of the many steps we'll take in the process are research and analyze imagery found online, and work to create that final image in Photoshop, break down our image, and prep it for camera projecting in Cinema 4D, and then finally, we'll bring this all together in After Effects to create our final composite of this wintery scape. Our main objective on this will be to create an entire CG shot from concept to completion, and bring in our own vision on how we see this world to be, so we'll see you in the next lesson.