Creating a Morning News Opener in CINEMA 4D and After Effects

In this series of tutorials, we will go through the process for rigging, animating, texturing, rendering, and compositing a morning news opener-style motion graphics piece. Software required: CINEMA 4D R14, After Effects CC 12.0.0.404, Trapcode Particular v2.2.0, Knoll Light Factory v3.0.0.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
November 18, 2013
Duration
3h 51m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
November 18, 2013
Duration
3h 51m
Description

In this series of tutorials, we will go through the process for rigging, animating, texturing, rendering, and compositing a morning news opener-style motion graphics piece. We start out by creating a camera path that we can arrange our models around for a quick setup and flow of the piece. We learn how to create sweeps that move around our models for added emphasis, and we learn fast ways to get our camera pointing in the right direction along this complex path. After finishing our animations, we move onto briefly discussing our texture workflow. We then begin working in After Effects, where we take the piece from looking good to great by adding a series of effects and color tweaks. This course is for you if you want to create a motion graphics piece that takes the guess work out of your camera animation. By the end of this course, you will have your very own finalized motion graphic as well as a new knowledge on the workflow between CINEMA 4D and After Effects. Software required: CINEMA 4D R14, After Effects CC 12.0.0.404, Trapcode Particular v2.2.0, Knoll Light Factory v3.0.0.

About the author
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.

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