Cinema 4D Beginner's Guide

Author: Jen Rizzo

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849692157

Category: Computers

Page: 274

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Step-by-step instructions with guiding screenshots will help new users to create a photorealistic interior scene with an animated camera. Users will also learn how to use the MoGraph module to create dynamic motion graphics, how to link parameters with Xpresso (Cinema 4D's node-based programming language), and are guided through mini-projects to explore additional tools for non-photorealistic illustrations, hair creation and cloth rendering. Designers and artists with a basic proficiency in animation or computer graphics, as well as professionals who are familiar with other 3D animation softwa.
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Exploring 3D Modeling with CINEMA 4D R19 - A Beginner’s Guide

Author: Pradeep Mamgain

Publisher: PADEXI Academy

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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The Exploring 3D Modeling with CINEMA 4D R19 - A Beginner’s Guide textbook walks you through every step of creating 3D models with CINEMA 4D R19. This guide is perfect for both novices and those moving from other software to CINEMA 4D. This book will help you to get started with modeling in CINEMA 4D, you will learn important concepts and techniques about 3D modeling which you can utilize to create hard-surfaced objects for your projects. This book shares tips, tricks, notes, and cautions throughout, that will help you become a better 3D modeler and you will be able to speed up your workflow. The first page of the every chapter summarizes the topics that will be covered in the chapter. Every chapter of this textbook contains tutorials which instruct users how things can be done in CINEMA 4D step-by-step. Practicing is one of the best ways to improve skills. Each chapter of this textbook ends with some practice activities which you are highly encouraged to complete and gain confidence for the real-world projects. By completing these activities, you will be able to master the powerful capabilities of CINEMA 4D. Although, this book is designed for beginners, it is aimed to be a solid teaching resource for 3D modeling. It avoids any jargon and explains concepts and techniques in an easy-to-understand manner. By the time you’re done, you’ll be ready to create hard-surfaced models for your 3D projects. The rich companion website PADEXI Academy (www.padexi.academy) contains additional CINEMA 4D resources that will help you quickly master CINEMA 4D. What are the key features of the book? •Learn CINEMA 4D’s updated user interface, navigation, tools, functions, and commands. •Polygon, subdivision, and spline modeling techniques covered. •Detailed coverage of tools and features. •Contains 24 standalone tutorials. •Contains 14 practice activities to test the knowledge gained. •Additional guidance is provided in form of tips, notes, and cautions. •Important terms are in bold face so that you never miss them. •The content under “What just happened?” heading explains the working of the instructions. •The content under “What next?” heading tells you about the procedure you will follow after completing a step(s). •Tech support from the author. •Access to each tutorial’s initial and final states along with the resources used in the tutorials. •Quiz to assess the knowledge. •Bonus tutorials. Who this book is for? This book is designed for beginners. Prerequisites Before jumping into the lessons of this book, make sure you have working knowledge of your computer and its operating system. Also, make sure that your that you have installed the required software and hardware. You need to install CINEMA 4D R19 on your system. Most of the tutorials will work in R17 and R18 as well. How This Book Is Structured? This book is divided into following chapters: Chapter M1: Introduction to CINEMA 4D R19, introduces you to CINEMA 4D interface and primitive objects available in the Object command group. You will learn about CINEMA 4D unit system, coordinate system, interface elements, and how to customize the interface. You will also create models using primitives. Chapter M2: Tools of the Trade, walks you through some of the important tools that you will use in the modeling process. These tools are used to create guides in the editor view, interactively placing lights and adjusting their attributes in the scene, measure angles and distances, arrange/duplicate/randomize objects, correct lens distortions, and create virtual walkthroughs. Chapter M3: Spline Modeling, introduces you to the spline modeling tools, concept, and techniques. Chapter M4: Polygon Modeling, introduces you to the polygon modeling tools, concepts, and techniques. This chapter talks about polygons components, selection tools, polygons structure tools, modeling objects, and deformers. Chapter M5: Bonus Tutorials, contains bonus tutorials.
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Cinema 4D Apprentice

Real-World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist

Author: Kent McQuilkin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317693612

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 414

View: 6771

New to CINEMA 4D and looking for an accessible way to get up to speed quickly? Do you already know the basics of the software but need to know the new features or take your skills and understanding a little deeper? If so, look no further than CINEMA 4D Apprentice, your one-stop shop for learning this powerful application. With guidance that takes you beyond just the button-pushing, author Kent McQuilkin guides you through 10 core lessons, starting with the basics before moving onto more complex techniques and concepts and then tying it all together with a final project. CINEMA 4D Apprentice walks you through the software with a project-based approach, allowing you to put lessons learned into immediate practice. Best practices and workflows for motion graphics artists that can be applied to any software application are included. A companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/mcquilkin) features project files and videos of the techniques in action. Topics covered include: creating basic scenes, modeling, texture mapping mograph in-depth integration with After Effects via CINEWARE lighting, animation, rendering and more motion tracking with the new tools included in R16
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Exploring 3D Modeling with Cinema 4D R9

Author: Tony Alley

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401878771

Category: Computers

Page: 299

View: 4296

In his much-anticipated new book, veteran 3D modeling and animation expert Tony Alley introduces the key concepts of building scenes and models using the latest release of Maxon's Cinema 4D, a 3D program embraced by the design community for putting the focus on creative production rather than on learning complex software. Explaining the technology in clear, design-oriented terms, Exploring 3D Modeling with Cinema 4D V9 covers basic modeling techniques, working with materials and textures, lighting, and, rendering. Throughout, the emphasis is on how designers can use Cinema 4D to meet client needs with eye catching scenes and models while exploring their own artistic impulses. Cinema 4D continues to grow in power and popularity in the design community. Its highly customizable graphic user interface is especially easy to learn and makes the software a solid choice for 2D designers making the transition to 3D and for those individuals new to graphic design, computer graphics or 3D.
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Cinema 4D R13 Cookbook

Author: Michael Szabo

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849691878

Category: Computers

Page: 514

View: 6192

This is a practical hands-on book with clear instructions and lot of code examples. It takes a simple approach, guiding you through different architectural topics using realistic sample projects.
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Cinema 4D 11 Workshop

Author: Arndt von Koenigsmarck

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136136290

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 5200

Model, texture and animate with Cinema 4D 11 using the techniques and tips provided in Cinema 4D 11 Workshop. Starting with all of the basic concepts, functions, and tools - follow along to the workshop tutorials that deliver a hands-on knowledge of the new R11 toolset as well as the returning advanced features. The companion website provides all of the required tutorial media from the projects in the book so that you create your own working models and animations.
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Modeling Techniques with CINEMA 4D R17 Studio - the Ultimate Beginner's Guide

Author: Rising Polygon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533185297

Category: Computer graphics

Page: 148

View: 4154

The Modeling Techniques with CINEMA 4D R17 Studio - The Ultimate Beginner's Guide textbook offers a hands-on exercises based strategy for all those digital artists who have just started working on the CINEMA 4D [no experience needed] and interested in learning modeling in CINEMA 4D. This brilliant guide takes you step-by-step through the whole process of modeling. From the very first pages, the users of the book will learn how to effectively use CINEMA 4D for hard-surface modeling. A bonus chapter has been included in this edition containing six additional hands-on exercises. This book is part of Kindle match book program ! More info: bit.ly/c4dmod
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Instant Cinema 4D Starter

Author: Aaron Kaminar

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849696179

Category: Computers

Page: 64

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Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks.This book is written in a friendly, practical style with lots of screenshots and help that will ensure you grow in confidence chapter by chapter.This book is recommended for artists that have experience in other 3D software packages, and who want to learn Cinema 4D. That being said, dedicated readers without experience in other 3D software should not be discouraged from reading this book to learn the basics of Cinema 4D as their first 3D package.
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CINEMA 4D

The Artist's Project Sourcebook

Author: Anne Powers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136061428

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

View: 986

Make the creative leap to 3D. Realize your artistic vision with this treasure chest of instructional projects. Get the essential concepts and techniques without drowning in the technical complexities. This new edition is an artist's sourcebook for the visionary in you that wants to master 3D-and have fun in the process. It serves as a complete guide for the creative use of CINEMA 4D R10 and all of its modules. This new edition features an engaging full-color presentation of short, playful projects show you how to put this powerful toolset to work. You will master R10's improved workflow, scene management, enhanced animation timeline and searchable object manager, as well as its: * MOCCA 3 system, including Joints, Skin Objects, the Weight Tool, the Morph Tool, Visual Selector and Clothilde * MoGraph module for motion graphics, type manipulation and the animation of multiple forms * Bodypaint 3D for applying 2D drawing and painting skills to 3D models * Advanced modeling tools such as the Brush tool * Interface with third-party applications including Z-Brush, and Adobe's Creative Suite You also get inventive quick starts for other modules including Hair, Sketch and Toon, Advanced Render, Dynamics and Thinking Particles. The companion DVD is bursting to the brim with project source files, extra projects, tutorial movies, guest artist tutorials, inspirational galleries and unique C4D Teacher Files (C4D scenes with embedded step-by-step instruction).
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Cinema 4D R14 Cookbook

Author: Simon Russell

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849696691

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 3145

This book is written in a Cookbook style with short recipes designed to effectively teach tools in the minimum amount of time. Each recipe hits on a topic that can be combined or incorporated with other recipes to give you the building blocks you need to start making great designs with Cinema 4D. Rather than demonstrating how to make a few specific and extensive projects, the recipes create a solid base of knowledge to help the reader understand the tools available to foster their own creativity.This book is for professional artists working in architecture, design, production, or games and wanting to use Cinema 4D to create amazing 3D graphics. It is for anyone who wants to quickly get up to speed with Cinema 4D to create 3D projects that run laps around simple 2D designs.
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Guide to Computer Animation

For Tv, Games, Multimedia and Web

Author: Marcia Kuperberg

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136134867

Category: Art

Page: 264

View: 1472

Any questions you have about 2D or 3D animation in this new digital age are answered in this comprehensive guide for all budding digital animators, games artists and media production students. It is lavishly illustrated with inspirational colour throughout to show you what you can achieve. Whether you want to create moving digital imagery for TV, computer games, or new media you need to understand the production and creative processes, the constraints of each and how they fit together. Ensure you have all you need at your fingertips to compete in this fast-moving arena with this unique book and web package. www.guide2computeranimation.com provides the moving imagery outcomes of some of the animation discussed in the case studies chapter, where top FrameStore-CRC and 3 Ring Circus creatives give you their invaluable behind the scenes perspectives. In addition there are non-software specific 3D tutorials and direct links to a comprehensive range of related websites with further downloadable resources to make sure you stay up-to-date. Marcia Kuperberg is Deputy Head of the School of Media, Arts & Technology, West Herts College, UK. Contributions are also included from Martin Bowman, Rob Manton and Alan Peacock.
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The Cinema 4D R8 Handbook

Author: Adam Watkins

Publisher: Charles River Media

ISBN: 9781584502166

Category: Art

Page: 380

View: 6241

Describes the concepts and tools of the computer animation program, covering such topics as modeling, primitives, generators, and hyperNURBS.
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Aesthetic 3D Lighting

History, Theory, and Application

Author: Lee Lanier

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351733648

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Aesthetic 3D Lighting: History, Theory, and Application delves into the history, the theory, and the practical and aesthetic application of lighting in the fine arts and 3D animation. In this book, animation industry veteran and lighting expert Lee Lanier examines the importance of lighting and its ability to communicate information to the viewer. Lee examines the history of lighting as applied to the fine arts, film, photography, and 3D animation. He discusses the use of light color, light location and direction, and light shadow types to recreate specific locations and to generate moods. He includes guides for successful lighting in 3D animation. Software-agnostic examples lead you through useful 3D lighting set-ups. Chapter-long case studies step you through more complex 3D lighting projects in Autodesk Maya. An accompanying eResource (www.routledge.com/9781138737570) features 3D model files, scene files, and texture bitmaps, allowing you to practice the discussed techniques in Autodesk Maya and many other 3D programs. The lighting techniques covered in this book include: History of lighting as used in the fine arts The scientific mechanisms of light Light types and light application in 3D programs Light qualities including shadows variations Basic and advanced 3D lighting approaches 1-, 2-, 3-point, naturalistic, and stylistic lighting techniques Replication of real-world lighting scenarios and locations Overview of advanced 3D lighting and rendering systems
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Beginner's Guide to Create Models With 3ds Max 2018 and Cinema 4d R18 Studio

Author: Ravi Conor,Elizabeth Vt

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781975664428

Category:

Page: 472

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The Beginner's Guide to Create Models With 3ds Max 2018 and CINEMA 4D R18 Studio textbook is divided into two parts. Part A covers modeling in 3ds Max 2018 whereas part B covers CINEMA 4D R18 Studio. This textbook offers a hands-on exercises based strategy for all those digital artists who have just started working on the 3ds Max/CINEMA 4D [no experience needed] and interested in learning modeling in 3ds Max and CINEMA 4D. This brilliant guide takes you step-by-step through the whole process of modeling. From the very first pages, the users of the book will learn how to effectively use 3ds Max and CINEMA 4D for hard-surface modeling. What are the main features of the book? The book is written using 3ds Max 2018 and CINEMA 4D R18 Studio in an easy to understand language. Polygon and Spline modeling techniques covered. All modifiers/deformers explained. 60+ Hands-on exercises and practical tests to hone your skills. Detailed coverage of tools and features. Additional tips, guidance, and advice is provided. Important terms are in bold face so that you never miss them. Support for technical aspect of the book. 3ds Max/CINEMA 4D files and textures used are available for download from the accompanying website. Bonus hands-on exercises. You will also get access to a ePub file that has the color images of the screenshots/diagrams used in this book. These images will help you to understand the hands-on exercises and output. The ePub file is included with the resources. How This Book Is Structured? This book is divided into following units: Part A - 3ds Max 2018 Unit MI1 - Introduction to 3ds Max - I Unit MI2 - Introduction to 3ds Max - II Unit MM2: Working with Polygons Unit MM3: Graphite Modeling Tools Unit MM4: Working with Shapes Unit MM5: Modifiers Unit MB: Bonus Hands-on Exercises Part B - CINEMA 4D R18 Studio Unit CI1: Introducing CINEMA 4D R18 Studio Unit CI2: Tools of the Trade Unit CM1: Spline Modeling Unit CM2: Polygon Modeling Unit CBM: Bonus Hands-on Exercises
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Maxon Cinema 4D R19 Studio

A Tutorial Approach

Author: Prof Sham Tickoo Purdue Univ

Publisher: Cadcim Technologies

ISBN: 9781640570214

Category:

Page: 398

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MAXON CINEMA 4D R19 Studio: A Tutorial Approach textbook aims at harnessing the power of MAXON CINEMA 4D R19 Studio for modelers, animators, and motion graphic designers. The CINEMA 4D R19 textbook caters to the needs of both the novice and the advance users of CINEMA 4D R19. Keeping in view the varied requirements of users, the CINEMA 4D book first introduces the basic features and then progresses to cover the advanced techniques such as MoGraph, XPresso, and 3D Compositing. This book features two projects based on the tools and concepts covered in the book.
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Maxon Cinema 4D R18 Studio

A Tutorial Approach

Author: Prof Sham Purdue University Northwest

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942689737

Category:

Page: N.A

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MAXON CINEMA 4D R18 Studio: A Tutorial Approach textbook aims at harnessing the power of MAXON CINEMA 4D R18 Studio for modelers, animators, and motion graphic designers. The CINEMA 4D R18 book caters to the needs of both the novice and the advance users of CINEMA 4D R18. Keeping in view the varied requirements of users, the CINEMA 4D book first introduces the basic features and then progresses to cover the advanced techniques such as MoGraph, XPresso, and 3D Compositing. This book features two projects based on the tools and concepts covered in the book. In this edition of the CINEMA 4D R18 book, new tutorials and exercises have been added to enhance the knowledge of the users.
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Aptana Studio Beginner's Guide

Author: Thomas Deuling

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849518254

Category: Computers

Page: 298

View: 920

Accompanied by the plenty of example code and step-by-step instructions, this book will escalate you from a novice to an expert in no time. This book is for anyone who is looking for an IDE for effectively developing web applications. You will find this book interesting if you are working with common web technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript, or PHP. This book assumes no prior knowledge of Aptana Studio 3 or the named web technologies.
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After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite

3D Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Using CINEWARE

Author: Chris Jackson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317678052

Category: Art

Page: 302

View: 946

One of the most exciting new features in After Effects is the integration of Cinema 4D using the CINEWARE plug-in and a free version of Cinema 4D Lite. Both provide a wide assortment of new 3D tools and options that are difficult or nearly impossible to achieve in After Effects alone. This book clearly demonstrates how the new 3D workflow bridges the two applications together to raise the design bar for motion graphics and broadcast design. Hands-on exercises teach you essential production skills including: Modeling in CINEMA 4D Lite Importing 3D models in After Effects Tracking 3D motion in After Effects Compositing with CINEWARE Using MoGraph features in CINEMA 4D Rendering and optimization techniques Additional online materials include project files and videos showcasing the techniques covered in the book. To access these materials, please see the 'eResources' tab.
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The Cinema 4D XL Handbook

Author: Adam Watkins

Publisher: Delmar Thomson Learning

ISBN: 9781584500391

Category: Cinema 4D XL.

Page: 546

View: 3051

Cinema 4D XL v.6 (Windows and Macintosh) is a Jack-Of-All-Trades 3D graphics program that provides excellent image quality, fast workflow and rendering, and it's completely customizable. Users can create broadcast logos (as seen in popular television shows such as Will & Grace), special effects, (seen in Gladiator and Inspector Gadget), medical and architectural illustrations, multimedia graphics, and more. This program is used throughout the world and is the primary application in a number of computer graphics programs at universities and training facilities.
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