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Dynamics Animation in Cinema 4D

What is this course about?

Everyone as a kid was fascinated by crash test footage and those poor crash test dummies. Well, now you can inflict misery on crash dummies of your very own!

This class will guide you through rigging a dynamic ragdoll in Cinema4D and advanced tips for setting up the car too, so that it has a very accurate (and breakable!) rigid body structure. You will also learn how to optimize your dynamic scene so the dynamic simulations are reliable and realistic, without any glitches.

Another fundamental part of the masterclass is setting up a repeatable scene, without compromising the randomness of the dynamic collisions, the video will seamlessly loop. You will also use After Effects to very simply help achieve this. These animations are perfect for engaging Instagram videos and gifs.

Level

Basic

Format

Online

Lessons

6

Duration

2h+

Required Software

Cinema 4D

Language

English

COURSE CURRICULUM

What will I learn?

LESSON #1

Animation Breakdown

Learn the fundamental elements that go into creating a looping animation that features dynamic collisions, from setup through to render and comping.

Animation Breakdown

LESSON #2

Rigging a dynamic rag doll

This lesson is a dummies’ guide to making a dummy! Learn advanced techniques needed to create a ragdoll with Cinema 4D’s rigid body dynamic system.

Rigging a dynamic rag doll

LESSON #3

Rigging breakable cars

Here you will create a dynamic proxy for the structure of the car which will also make use of connectors and feature breakable parts.

Rigging breakable cars

LESSON #4

Setting up the crashing scene

This is where the fun begins! You’ve already spent time carefully making these cars, now you will make them break! In this lesson, you will set up the crashes and match the timings of these to a continuous camera move.

Setting up the crashing scene

LESSON #5

Finishing touches

Onto lighting and rendering. Certain techniques are needed when lighting and rendering the scene in order to make it loop more seamlessly.

Finishing touches

LESSON #6

Make it Loop!

Now you will comp the render in After Effects to complete the infinite, seamless loop effect.

Make it Loop!

About the author

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About the author

Michael Marczewski

British freelance animator director in London. Since leaving world-renowned design studio ManvsMachine, Michael has gone on to carve out a name for himself creating animations that mix sharp design and satisfying animation with his trademark dark humor.

Comedy is the driving force behind Michael’s commercial projects and short films. Both are often rendered in a colorful, sweet-looking style that he often subverts with moments of violence. As well as creating short films, which have regularly been picked for Vimeo Staff picks, Michael also creates many series of short, punchy animations for Instagram.

Dynamics Animation in Cinema 4D

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Dynamics Animation in Cinema 4D

This class will guide you through rigging a dynamic ragdoll and provide you with advanced tips for setting up a car so that it has a very accurate rigid body structure.

LEVEL

You’ve already started taking the first steps in the sphere and have a basic understanding of the work principles of this soft.

Basic

LESSONS

6

DURATION

2h+

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