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CINEMA 4D, 3rd Edition

Book Description

Make the creative leap to 3D. Realize your artistic vision with this treasure chest of instructional, practical projects. Get the essential concepts and techniques without drowning in the technical complexities.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
    1. Acknowledgements
    2. Who This Book Is For and How It’s Different
    3. The DVD
    4. The 4D Environment and Workflow
    5. Introduction to the Basics of CINEMA 4D
    6. Content Browser
    7. Layer Browser
    8. Preferences
  7. 1 The Power of Primitives
    1. Ornament Project
    2. Greek Pool
    3. The Desert Scene Project
  8. 2 Under the Hood
    1. MoGraph Mace
    2. City Building
    3. Modeling a Spaceship
  9. 3 NURBS Modeling Tools
    1. 3D 101: The Vase
    2. Skull Mask Extrude
    3. Creating a Shovel with a Bezier NURBS
  10. 4 Deformers and Other Modeling Helpers
    1. Bend and Boolean Lock Project
    2. Wind Deformer Flag
    3. MetaBall
  11. 5 Materials in Depth
    1. Shaders
    2. Channel Shaders
    3. Planet Texturing Project
    4. Island of Displacement
  12. 6 Better under Lights
    1. Creating and Animating a SearchLight
    2. Intro to GI: Lighting with Objects
    3. Lighting a Product
    4. No GI…..No Problem
  13. 7 Animation Basics
    1. Butterfly Project 183
    2. Controlling Animation with Rail Splines & F-Curves 196
  14. 8 Head Shots
    1. Modeling a Character Head
    2. Animating a Character with Pose Morph
  15. 9 Rigging a Character
    1. Creating the Joints
    2. Mirroring/Binding/Weighting
  16. 10 Cameras in Control
    1. Setting Up a Camera to Animate along a Helix Spline
    2. The Stage Object: Uitlizing Multiple Cameras
    3. Depth of Field
    4. CINEMA 4D in Production: An Interview with Chris Smith
  17. 11 The Art of Rendering
    1. Investigating Render Settings
    2. Multi-Pass Rendering
    3. CineMan: Integrate Pixar’s RenderMan into your CINEMA 4D workflow
  18. 12 A Jolt of Xpresso
    1. School of Fish
    2. Thinking Particles: PBlurp
  19. 13 BodyPaint: The Artist’s Connection
    1. Painting a Book in BodyPaint
    2. BodyPaint UV Editing
    3. Projection Man
    4. CINEMA 4D in Production: An Interview with Tom Quach
  20. 14 Tips on Type
    1. Extruding Text
    2. Deformers on Type
    3. Sweep Text
    4. Sweep Along Text
    5. MoText Introduction
    6. Animate MoText with the Random Effector
    7. Making Specialized Fonts with the Spline Mask
    8. PolyFX
  21. 15 More out of MoGraph
    1. Spline Effector
    2. MoGraph Tracer
    3. MoGraph Sound Effector
    4. MoSpline
    5. CINEMA 4D in Production: An Interview with Rob Garrott
  22. 16 After Effects Integration
    1. Part 1: Setting Up a Simple Scene fo AE Integration
    2. Part 2: Setting Up Tags and Render Settings
    3. Part 3: Importing and Compositing in AE
  23. 17 Dynamics and Special Effects
    1. Rigid Body Dynamics
    2. The Fracture Object
    3. Cloth Dynamics
    4. Cloner Soft Body Dynamics and Baking the Dynamic Calculations
    5. PyroCluster
    6. Creating a Fantasy Landscape with Hair
    7. Headdress Project
  24. 18 Stereoscopic Content Creation in CINEMA 4D
    1. Creating a Stereoscopic Rig in C4D using Xpresso
    2. Creating a Stereoscopic Scene
    3. Compositing Stereo Images in Photoshop
    4. SVI Stereo 3D Editor Plug-in 2.3
  25. 19 CINEMA 4D and Friends
    1. Vue 9xStream Integration
  26. Index