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Cinema 4D : Advanced

Two Day Course

Overview

This Maxon authorised two day advanced Cinema 4D course is designed to focus the more complex Cinema 4D functions including the dynamics systems, particles, and advanced Mograph and Xpresso to create complex systems easily within Cinema 4D.

The course also examines the integration between Cinema 4D and other compositing software using techniques such as multi-pass rendering.

This course is designed for existing users who want to learn advanced techniques and to push the feature set of Cinema 4D further.

Delegates need to have taken Media Training's Intermediate Cinema 4D course or have a similar working knowledge.

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Course Outline

  • DAY ONE

    Cinema 4D's XPresso system
    • An introduction to Xpresso
    • Why customise systems and functions of Cinema 4D with Xpresso
    • What are Xpresso tags
    • Understanding Xpresso nodes and function - the x-pool and X groups
    • Adding objects to our Xpresso group
    • Inputs and outputs
    • Wiring functions and objects together
    • User Controls and custom data
    • Maths and logic functions
    • Python nodes

    Camera Tracking and Projection
    • Understanding the camera calibration tools and placing objects correctly
    • Using the Camera tracker to extract camera data from footage
    • Interpreting camera data correctly
    • Solving issues with scale
    • Projection man
    • Using footage for correct lighting
    • Placing objects correctly within live action scenes


    Advanced understanding of the Dynamics system
    • Understanding Rigid bodies and soft body dynamics in detail
    • Controlling Dynamics with weight maps
    • Time sampling for better accuracy
    • Scale - why is it important?
    • Using simulation caching to improve speed and workflow
    • How the various dynamics tags function
    • Hair and fur
    • Forces
    • Motors and springs
  • DAY TWO

    Advanced materials and rendering
    • Better control of luminace and GI output in Cinema 4D
    • Shader presets - hidden materials
    • Using special proximity and specular shaders to create complex visual effects
    • Using advanced shaders to create material effects
    • Applying the variation shader to change a material over multiple objects
    • Creating a custom semi unbiased material with reflectance
    • Materials with Mograph
    • GI methods and settings
    • Understanding Multi pass rendering
    • Affecting the quality, realism and time of renders with Cinema 4D's materials, lights and render settings


    Particles
    • Creating particle systems in Cinema 4D
    • Using Forces to add motion and control the flow of a particle system
    • Using Deflectors to control particle flow
    • Understanding Thinking particles and how they are created and controlled using Xpresso nodes

    Sculpting
    • Understanding Cinema 4D's sculpting workflow
    • Appling sculpting tags
    • Subdivision levels
    • Using the brush tools to create and modify objects
    • Using Cinema 4D's symmetry tools
    • Using sculpting mask control

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