Cinema 4D: The Artist's Project Sourcebook

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Taylor & Francis, 2004 - Computers - 337 pages
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Cinema 4D is a 3-D modeling and animation application widely used to produce anything from simple logos to complex visualizations regularly seen in broadcast animation and motion-picture special effects. Cinema 4D: The Artist's Project Sourcebook delivers the instruction and coursework required of an academically complete textbook. Packed with inventive approaches for using and combining tools and materials as well as a DVD featuring libraries, materials, model ideas, and animation examples, this volume thoroughly instructs the beginner and inspires seasoned users toward advancing their skills. It also features engaging practical lessons that can be used as curricula in the classroom or serve as educational tools for the self-learner. Through fun and rewarding projects, students gradually gain confidence in navigating the complexity of 3-D modeling and animation.

Packed with inventive approaches for using and combining tools and materials, Cinema 4D: The Artist's Project Sourcebook thoroughly instructs the beginner and inspires seasoned users toward new visions!
 

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Contents

The Starting Gate
1
17
37
NURBS Modeling Tools
65
The Sweep NURBS
71
The Peephole Box
77
Deformers
95
Materials in Depth
111
Working Out Timing
144
Cameras in Control
205
Focal Length
212
Plugins
232
and Magic
245
BodyPaint the Artists
263
CINEMA 4D and Friends
275
Tips on Type
287
Creating Elements
301

Combining Time Curves
152
Head Shots
159
9
177
Animating a Character
195
The Creative Leap
309
Index
328
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

is an award-winning fine artist and teacher with a BFA in fine art/painting, an MA in art education and an MFA in graphic design with a concentration in electronic media. Since the release of CINEMA 4D in the early 90s, she has focused most of her energies on its possibilities. Recently retired from 35 years of teaching, Anne continues to teach animation, illustration and 3D to students and professionals. Corporate training clients include the Scripps Networks (DIY, HGTV, Food Channel) and Country Music Television.

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