Cinema 4D Mograph Fundamentals

Cinema 4D's Mograph module is one of the most powerful and widely used tools available to today's motion designers. In this course, you'll get an in-depth, introductory look at using Cinema 4D's Mograph tools. Software required: Cinema 4D R18.
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(13)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 11, 2017
Duration
3h 12m
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Course info
Rating
(13)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 11, 2017
Duration
3h 12m
Description

Are you a new motion designer just starting out, or are simply looking to expand your skill-set by adding the power of Cinema 4D's Mograph tools? In this course, Cinema 4D Mograph Fundamentals, you'll be introduced to Cinema 4D's Mograph tools and learn how to utilize them in practice. First, you'll learn a basic overview of the fundamental building blocks of Cinema 4D's Mograph module - generators, cloners, effectors, and how to use them together. Next, you'll explore several different real-world scenarios, which will give you a chance to get more in-depth with specific tools, while creating animations similar to real design challenges. Some of these scenarios will include using C4D R18's new Voronoi Fracture object to procedurally break something into pieces and make it crumble, cloning a swarm of objects along a spline path, and using the Inheritance Effector with dynamics to form them into a logo. Finally, you'll learn how to use the Sound Effector to make things react to any music or sound clip, and how to use the Volume Effector to create a 3D pixelated animation effect. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a solid understanding of some of the most powerful and widely-used motion design tools in the industry. You'll have a great foundation for creating robust animations, and creating your own awesome animations using Cinema 4D R18's Mograph tools. Software required: Cinema 4D R18.

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Course Overview
Hi there future Mograph connoisseurs. My name is Josh Smith, and welcome to my Cinema 4D Mograph Fundamentals course. I'm an Emmy-nominated freelance CG artist and designer based out of wine country up in beautiful sunny Northern California. As Cinema 4D continues to receive updates and improvements helping it become more and more of a powerful and widely respected tool for both CG artists, as well as motion designers, it's becoming a more commonly used piece of software in the industry. In addition to its ever-expanding arsenal of features, one of C4Ds core sources of power continues to lie in its Mograph module and toolset. In this course, we're going to introduce and explore these Mograph tools found in C4D R18 and explore using them to create some really cool effects and animations. Some of the major topics we will cover include using Mograph generator objects, such as cloner objects and MoText objects and effectors, using the Voronoi Fracture object to break things into pieces in a procedural and nondestructive way, animating clones along a spline and using the inheritance effector to make them swarm and form a certain shape or logo implementing basic dynamics with objects or clones, using the sound effector to animate objects with an audio clip, and finally, using the volume effector to apply a 3D pixelated or voxelized effect to our animations. By the end of this course, you should have a solid understanding of and feel very comfortable using C4D's Mograph tools and hopefully you'll feel very inspired, as well as empowered, to go out and start playing with them more and pushing the limits even further. There really is no end to what you can do with these tools. Before you begin this course, you should already have some basic knowledge of how 3D animation software works, as well as the basics of getting around Cinema 4D's user interface. I hope you're excited to join me and let me show you the ropes of Mograph with this Cinema 4D Mograph Fundamentals course here, at Pluralsight.