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Cinema 4D Special Effects Techniques

Video Description

In this Cinema 4D training course, Adobe Certified Associate and 3D expert Chris Martin introduces you to some of his favorite special effects techniques. To get the most out of this tutorial, you should have a basic understanding of Cinema 4D and its modules.
Chris begins with a close look at the new integration between C4D and Adobe After Effects. This feature allows your changes in C4D to be immediately reflected in After Effects, saving you a lot of time with your workflows. Chris also shows you some fluid dynamics techniques, and how to track an actor on a green screen and import him to a 3D scene. You will learn some time saving techniques and key tips for working with green screens, and take an in-depth look at the Mograph module.
Once you have completed this comprehensive Cinema 4D techniques tutorial, you will be much more familiar with the techniques that this powerful software has to offer you. Chris has included extensive working files and source files to allow you to replicate what he is teaching you right in Cinema 4D.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. What You Should Expect From This Course 00:01:07
    2. Thank You To The Following Sponsors 00:00:23
  2. Integration Between Cinema 4D And After Effects
    1. The Workflow 00:01:46
    2. AE To C4D 00:07:43
    3. Visible TV - Part 1 00:05:05
    4. Visible TV - Part 2 00:05:22
    5. AE And C4D Rocks! 00:09:09
    6. Tracking Example 00:10:16
  3. Tracking
    1. What Is Tracking? 00:01:57
    2. Exchange Plugin 00:00:57
    3. Tracking Footage In AE CS6 00:05:32
    4. Tracking Footage In AE CC 00:06:56
    5. Exporting From AE To C4D 00:03:15
    6. Prefracturing Models 00:05:37
    7. Attaching Objects To Track Points 00:07:00
    8. Rigid Body Dynamics 00:09:53
    9. Secondary Blast 00:05:18
    10. Preparing Multipass For After Effects 00:05:41
    11. Importing Back To AE CS6 00:05:43
    12. 2D Elements 00:07:40
    13. Final Touches - Part 1 00:05:38
    14. Final Touches - Part 2 00:00:35
    15. Importing Back To AE CC 00:04:17
  4. Working With Fluids
    1. Getting RealFlow Installed 00:01:31
    2. What Are Fluid Dynamics 00:02:12
    3. RealFlow Interface 00:06:16
    4. Simple Demo - Part 1 00:09:21
    5. Simple Demo - Part 2 00:04:31
    6. Simple Demo - Part 3 00:02:13
    7. Looking At The Hallway Model 00:03:32
    8. Exporting To RealFlow 00:09:39
    9. Setting Up A Low-Res Sim 00:04:39
    10. Setting Up A High-Res Sim 00:04:18
    11. Simulating High-Res 00:03:54
    12. Meshing Process 00:05:39
    13. Importing Mesh Back To C4D 00:02:18
  5. Green Screen
    1. Introduction To Green Screen 00:02:53
    2. Tracking On Green Screen 00:06:55
    3. Getting Point Cloud Into C4D 00:03:50
    4. Adding The Warehouse 00:03:43
    5. Keying Out The Actor 00:04:54
    6. Using Photoshop Filters 00:03:44
    7. Final Composite In AE 00:02:23
    8. Shadows And Reflections 00:02:28
  6. Dynamics
    1. Dynamics 101 00:06:07
    2. Hinge 00:03:55
    3. Springs 00:05:56
    4. Spline Dynamics 00:06:33
    5. Gravity 00:04:34
    6. Time And Steps 00:07:01
    7. Particle Emitter 00:04:11
    8. Turbulence And Wind 00:06:47
    9. Motors 00:05:34
  7. Mograph
    1. Mograph Rewind 00:06:35
    2. Have A Nice Day! 00:11:52
    3. Volume Effector 00:05:19
    4. Conveyor Belt 00:05:23
    5. Tracers - Part 1 00:07:37
    6. Tracers - Part 2 00:04:08
    7. Tracers - Part 3 00:08:11
  8. Conclusion
    1. Final Thoughts 00:01:19
    2. About The Author 00:01:17