Cinema 4D Apprentice : Real World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist
New to Cinema 4D and looking for an accessable 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 then Cinema 4D Apprentice, your one-stop shop for learning this powerful software. With guidance that takes you beyond just the button-pushing, author Kent McQuilkin guides you through 12 core lessons, starting with the basics before moving onto more complex techniques and concepts and then tying it all together with a final project. Topics covered include:
* getting familiar with the UI
* creating basic scenes, modeling, texture mapping
* painting in 3D
* integration with After Effects
* lighting, animation, rendering, and more
The book walks you through real-world projects encountered by professional motion graphics artists on a daily basis. Cinema 4D Apprentice walks you through both mastering the software and explains why certain techniques or approaches work or don’t work in certain scenarios— lessons that can be applied to your work regardless of software and that will make you a better overall motion graphics artist. A companion website teeming with bonus materials (project files, videos of techniques in action) is included as well.