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Using MoGraph Effectors to Create a Sports Opener in CINEMA 4D

by Laura Hawk

In this series of tutorials, we will learn the process from start to finish of creating a sports opener in CINEMA 4D, animating it using the powerful MoGraph toolset, and compositing the shot in After Effects.

What you'll learn

We begin by building the set from scratch in CINEMA 4D in such a way that we save a lot of time through the use of MoGraph. This also saves time in being able to quickly animate our pieces. We add more models that help to make the piece feel more customized. After adding the textures we move onto the lighting process where we learn a few tricks for lighting a scene well without making your render take much longer than it needs to. After rendering in CINEMA 4D, we move into After Effects where we use CINEWARE to extract our CINEMA 4D placeholders, lights, and camera. We can then easily continue the compositing process. Our shot is completed with realistic looking screens, lens flares, and other lens effects. By the end of the course, you'll learn how to start with nothing and end with a fully completed 3D motion graphics piece you can be proud of!

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Introduction and Project Overview
Using MoGraph Effectors to Create a Sports Opener in CINEMA 4D

About the author

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. Throughout her time at Digital-Tutors, Laura contributed greatly to both the ... more

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