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The Designer’s Guide to Motion Graphics

The definitive guide to motion graphics techniques in Cinema 4D for the beginning to intermediate 3D artist.
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Created by Pete Maric


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Platform: Udemy
Price: $11.99
Video: 6h 2m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Video Score: 8.5 / 10
The course includes 6h 2m video content. Courses with more videos usually have a higher average rating. We have found that the sweet spot is 16 hours of video, which is long enough to teach a topic comprehensively, but not overwhelming. Courses over 16 hours of video gets the maximum score.
The average video length is 2 hours 42 minutes of 39 Motion Graphics courses on Udemy.
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Table of contents


In this in-depth motion graphics tutorial you will learn how to use vector shapes for 3D motion graphics. Making use of existing vector artwork for 3D modeling is a huge advantage for designers. It makes the workflow much easier, saves time, and allows the designer to start animating a lot faster in the production process. This tutorial will change the way you use vector graphics.

Project Planning
Learn to properly set up vector files for import into Cinema 4D, clean up stray points, and save to the correct file version. Use storyboards to plan your work and save time in the production process. Establish a color scheme for the overall look and feel of the motion graphics animation.

3D Modeling
These lessons focus on importing vector paths into Cinema 4D and creating 3D geometry. You’ll learn how to create extrusions, use the MoGraph cloner to duplicate models, and set up simple animations using sweep NURBS.

The next step is to texture all the models by setting selections, creating and assigning materials. These lessons demonstrate how to create the environment for the animation and using Cinema 4D’s compositing tag.

In these lessons, you will learn how to effectively use the MoGraph cloner for animating the models. Additional tools and topics that will be covered are the Tracer Object, MoGraph Effectors, setting key frames, camera animation, sweep NURBS animation, the timeline, rigid body tag, collider tag, and the MoTex Object.

Once the animation is complete, you will learn how to clean up your scene using the ‘visible in editor’ and ‘visible in renderer’ functions.

These lessons deal with setting up a three-point light system using main, fill, and rim lights. The topics that will be covered are light placement, light intensity, enabling shadows, and controlling the density and color of the shadows.

Render Settings
The last step in the 3D process is rendering. Output size, file export, save paths, CEL rendering, anti-aliasing, and ambient occlusion will be explained.

Using Adobe After Effects, you will learn how to combine the 3D render and CEL renders together. Tints, blurs, keyframes, color correction, texture, and light effects will be added to the animation for additional visual impact.

Sound Design
Using Garage Band you will learn how to create a sound track for the animation. This chapter starts by using a royalty-free music track for the basis of the sound design. From there you will learn how to add audio effects and align them to transitions in the animation.

This in-depth tutorial is approximately 6 hours in length and primarily uses Cinema 4D for the 3D aspect. 
Ready to take a deep dive into motion graphics using Cinema 4D? Enroll today.


• Basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, After Effects and Cinema 4D’s interface and tools

You will learn

✓ How to turn vector shapes into 3D models and graphics
✓ Project planning, storyboards and establishing the overall color scheme for the project
✓ 3D Modeling with splines/NURBS, the MoGraph cloner in Cinema 4D
✓ 3D Animation with sweep NURBS
✓ Texturing and creating a seamless environement
✓ Animation with the tracer object, MoGraph effectors, manual keyframing, camera movement, rigid body tag, collider tag, and the MoText object
✓ Refine the animation with the ‘visible in editor’ and ‘visible in renderer’ functions
✓ 3-point lighting
✓ Render settings and output
✓ Post-production in Adobe After Effects including compositing 3D renders and the cel renders together, tints, blurs, keyframes, color correction, texture, and light effects
✓ Sound Design using Garage Band

This course is for

• Graphic Designers interested in learning 3D
• 3D Artists interested in exploring a variety of motion graphics techniques in Cinema 4D

How much does the The Designer’s Guide to Motion Graphics course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $11.99. And currently there is a 83% discount on the original price of the course, which was $69.99. So you save $58 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $21.9 of 39 Motion Graphics courses. So this course is 45% cheaper than the average Motion Graphics course on Udemy.

Does the The Designer’s Guide to Motion Graphics course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, The Designer’s Guide to Motion Graphics has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the The Designer’s Guide to Motion Graphics course, but there is a $58 discount from the original price ($69.99). So the current price is just $11.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Pete Maric a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Pete Maric has created 10 courses that got 22 reviews which are generally positive. Pete Maric has taught 1853 students and received a 4.4 average review out of 22 reviews. Depending on the information available, Pete Maric is a TRUSTED instructor.

More info about the instructor, Pete Maric

Designer | Cinema 4D Expert | Founder, Triplet 3D
Pete Maric founded Triplet 3D in Cleveland, Ohio in 2013, with the goal of creating a 3D studio that can bring together a wide range of skill sets and experience to deliver inventive, high quality work to clients.He graduated from The Cleveland Institute of Art before working for three of the top 50 retail design firms in the US. In 2001, he began working independently in the architectural industry and worked with brands such as Adidas, Nintendo, and Everlast. His work has been featured in the Adobe Illustrator WOW! books, Photoshop User Magazine, Architecture in Perspective, Cleveland Magazine and House Trends.Since 2008, he’s been developing his CGI expertise, and teaches modeling and 3D animation at The Cleveland Institute of Art and Tri-C Community College. With over 10 years of in-person and online instruction, Pete understands his students learning objectives and crafts courses that are clear, concise and informative.


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Platform: Udemy
Price: $11.99
Video: 6h 2m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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