In this tutorial, I follow up on how I animated Baymax from Big Hero 6 in my Cinema 4D Jiggle Deformer tutorial (eyedesyn.com/tutorials/using-the-cinema-4d-jiggle-deformer-in-a-2d-workflow/) by using the Pose Morph Tag. If you're not familiar with the Pose Morph Tag, be sure to check out my previous Pose Morph tutorial on how it can be used to morph between objects (eyedesyn.com/morphing-between-objects-in-cinema-4d/). In this tutorial, I’ll go over applying the Pose Morph tag, setting up your poses and then how to blend between the poses. Finally, I’ll show you how I used the Smooth Deformer to relax some of the geometry as well as Jiggle Deformers for some finishing touches.
Watch the full tutorial and download the Baymax Cinema 4D character rig file below. Be sure to share with me whatever cool new dance moves you have Baymax learn by animating him using the Pose Morph tag!
In this tutorial I'm going to show you a really cool workflow for animating or morphing between 2D style, illustrative objects using Cinema 4D. First, we will start by going over things to consider when designing your objects to achieve a nice morph. Then, I'll introduce you to a super powerful feature that is normally reserved for character animation, the Pose Morph tag. I'll demonstrate how to use the Pose Morph tag creatively and show how easy it is to record object states and then animate through the poses by simply keyframing sliders. Finally, I'll show you how to add some overshoot to the morph animation to give it a nice organic bounce effect.
In this Element 3D V2 Tutorial, I cover Cinema 4D integration in detail. Version 2 of Element 3D for After Effects by Video Copilot can import Cinema 4D models and animation directly, and I go over this process as well as expand on the possibilities by using a particle replicator and animation engine. To set up the final shot in After Effects, I also cover working with After Effects camera properties and settings, as well as final render settings for Element 3D Version 2.
Be sure to check out my previous After Effects Element 3D V2 Tutorial, on my Top 5 features, review, and overall thoughts on E3D Version 2: youtu.be/bF2Ikb1W3KQ
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Recently Paul Clements posted a breakdown of a headphones project he put together. It's an awesome breakdown and hints at a few interesting techniques.
Since he posted it I've had a few questions about to go about replicating some of the effects in it, so this video answers a common one.
If you watch his video: vimeo.com/35145361 from about 10 seconds in you will see the effect we are going to look at.