Course info
Jun 1, 2011
2h 44m

In this tutorial, we will learn the basics of animating in CINEMA 4D. Throughout the tutorial, you will be guided through the CINEMA 4D intuitive animation tools. Our objective will be to build a solid foundation by familiarizing ourselves with core animation components and techniques. We will start by covering the CINEMA 4D animation preferences and how to record animation. We will discuss path animation, how to bake motion from procedural animation and optimize that data, as well as how to edit and blend animation non-linearly and non-destructively with its robust Motion System. We will explore animation layers and how to modify animation in the timeline. We will learn techniques for seamlessly cycling animation, and work with Xpresso, its node-based expression editor. By the end of this tutorial, you will have the foundation required animate comfortably in CINEMA 4D. Software required: CINEMA 4D R12 and up.

About the author
About the author

Delano works avidly as an animation author at Pluralsight. Starting his career at animation studios like Shilo, Delano has developed a strong passion for his talents. His animation and rigging background help him teach and create some of the most-watched training on Pluralsight.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
[Autogenerated] Hello and welcome to Introduction to Animation in Cinema 40 on Delano and I'll be your instructor. Guiding you through cinema forties animation tools Objective is to understand the basics of animating in the software because we must have a solid foundation of its amazing animation tools before delving into deeper subject matter. We'll start by learning where to set our animation preferences to explore in the process of recording animation in cinema, 40 will cover path innovation to how to bake motion from procedural animation and optimize that data and also learn how to blend animations, non linearly and non destructively with cinema forties robust and intuitive. Motion system looks for animation Layers Modifying animation in the timeline will learn techniques for seamlessly cycling, animation and work with Expresso with Snow Base Expression editor. We've got a lot of exciting information prepared that will make animation incidental. 40 A blast and help you bring your characters to life. With that, let's go ahead and get started with the course