If you're a graphic designer using the Adobe Creative Cloud apps, then you may not realize that you have a totally free subscription to CINEMA 4D Lite. Software required: After Effects CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC.
If you're a graphic designer using the Adobe Creative Cloud apps, then you may not realize that you have a totally free subscription to CINEMA 4D Lite. What you probably have seen is some awesome 3D graphic design out in the world that you'd love to know how to create. Picking up a 3D app when you've only dabbled in Photoshop, Illustrator and maybe a little InDesign can be pretty daunting. From this point on, you have no excuse not to try it out because this course is tailor-made just for you. We start out learning some of the basics of Cinema 4D, like how to navigate the interface and drop in a few basic shapes. Then we begin our project, where you will learn how you can take a design you've made in Illustrator and make it 3D and awesome in CINEMA 4D. You'll learn a little bit of everything for a basic workflow in CINEMA 4D; all the way from modeling to rendering. To finish up, you'll be shown how to take the rendered image that comes out of After Effects, and then you'll composite it in Photoshop for an even better-looking, finished piece. By the end of this course, you'll have gotten a great taste of CINEMA 4D, and you'll be prepared to start learning more and practicing your 3D skills. Software required: After Effects CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC.
Laura is a passionate visual effects and motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Ever since her first exposure to After Effects in college, Laura has had an eternal drive to learn more about motion graphics, and teach others what she has discovered. Laura began working at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) as a motion graphics artist, creating visually-appealing advertisements and informative art for the site.