NAB 2015 Rewind - Kevin Aguirre: How Cinema 4D Simplifies Complex VFX

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  • Made with Release: 16
  • Works with Release: 16 and greater

Kevin Aguirre from Cake Studios presents Cinema 4D techniques used to create energetic effects in stadium graphics for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Kevin Aguirre from Cake Studios presents Cinema 4D techniques used to create energetic effects in stadium graphics for the Philadelphia Eagles.

02:33Eagles Shockwave (Displacer Deformer)
13:41Shockwave Material
15:40Shockwave Compositing (Shift Channels)
17:24Eagles Energy Core (Animated Noise)
28:08Adjusting MoGrpah Velocity with Random-weighted Time Effector
36:45PAC 12 Football - Cogwheel

Kevin shows how layered Displacer Deformers and materials can be used to represent a shockwave. Cake uses a RGB material pass technique combined with Shift Channels in After Effects to fully re-color elements in post.

To create an energy core, Kevin uses multiple cloned cylinders with animated noise. Energy rings surround the core, with their animation start and velocity randomly tweaked with a weighted Time Effector.

Finally, Kevin shows how Cogwheel and Brick Displacement options added in Release 16 aid in designing plazas and stadiums that appear in Cake's sports graphics packages.

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