NAB 2017 Rewind - Athanasios Pozantzis: Organic Shape Morphing Inside Cinema 4D

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Learn how to create a medical-style motion graphics animation in this NAB 2017 presentation by Athannasios Pozantzis. You'll learn how to create balloon text in a procedural manner using the smoothing deformer, and how to use basic modeling, sculpting and morph tools to make those letters appear from a single vein. Add secondary animation with the Jiggle Deformer, then bake everything using the Point Cache tag. Finally, you'll see several tricks for giving the whole scene a microscopic look, including the Displace Deformer, Fresnel shader, volumetric lighting, and veins created using metaballs.

00:52Procedural Balloon Text
07:45Connecting the Letters
12:11Adding Cuts with R18's Loop Cut Tool
14:29Sculpting the Connecting Threads
16:46Morphing the Strand with PoseMorph
18:19Morph Deformer
21:06Secondary Animation with Jiggle Deformer
24:24Use Point Cache to bake Deformation
25:53Displace Deformer
29:17Microscopic Shading with Fresnel
31:27Gradient Background
33:18Volumetric Light Atmosphere
34:56Creating Organic Branching Veins with Metaballs