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Creating and Animating a 3D Object with Adobe Photoshop and Cinema 4D Lite: Preparing a Photograph with Keyframing, Materials, and Lighting

Video Description

Prepare a photograph in Photoshop for use as a texture and surface for a 3D object in Cinema 4D Lite, and then animate that 3D object. This video shows you how 3D animation can stand alone and how you could incorporate it into After Effects to add effects and other elements to your animation project.

You’ll go through an example that covers a wide variety of skills you can apply to your future project and see the process from start to finish in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects/Cinema 4D Lite. You’ll make selections, add layers, mask, create materials and objects, modify them, and animate the result. This video includes a detailed step-by-step explanation of every aspect involved in the making of the final video.

What You Will Learn

  • Use editing and layer masking in Photoshop
  • Create a new project and import a Photoshop file in Cinema 4D Lite
  • Master keyframing and basic animation principles, such as motion path and easing
  • Apply materials and lights to a 3D object in Cinema 4D Lite
  • Animate a 3D object in Cinema 4D Lite and prepare it for use in After Effects