NAB 2015 Rewind - Alan Demafiles: Animating Projections on Massive Structures with C4D

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Learn how Alan Demafiles takes advantage of key Cinema 4D workflow features to create outstanding building projections for Sugar Land, Texas, The Venetian Macau and other projects.

Learn how Alan Demafiles takes advantage of key Cinema 4D workflow features to create outstanding building projections for Sugar Land, Texas, The Venetian Macau and other projects.

01:55Intro to Architectural Projection Mapping
02:57Sugar Land New Years Eve
05:42PolyPen Retopology from Laser Scan
09:15Dragon Character Animation Rig
11:04Fracturing Building with NitroBlast, Phong Break Selection
14:50View Panels / Film Move Tool
17:43Point Cache Tag
21:17Proxy Colliders
22:41Shadow Play
23:52X-Particles and Turbulence FD Fire
29:55The Venetian Casino, Macao, China
32:05Zipper Transition (Bend Deformer, Parent Constraint)
35:09Kobe Japan Light Festival
35:43Joint Tool, Snapping, Bind, IK
38:26Looping animation
39:56Dynamic IK
40:39Adding Hair
41:54Align to Spline Animatin
43:05Hair Material Option

Alan explains key concepts in architectural projection mapping, explaining the importance of low-contrast flat areas on the building, choosing a sweet spot, and developing shadow play.

The projection project begins with a laser scan of the site, which Alan converts to usable geometry with the retopology tools available in the Polygon Pen tool.

Alan demonstrates fracturing and dynamics with the help of NitroBlast, and how he created a fire-breathing dragon with X-Particles and Turbulence:FD.

Alan also shows how to create a zipper animation with simple bend deformers, as well as a basic setup for dynamic IK and Hair.

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