NAB 2018 Rewind - EJ Hassenfratz: Speeding Up Your Production Workflows with C4D

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In this NAB 2018 C4D Live Rewind, Motion Designer EJ Hassenfratz shares the story of how he transitioned from working as 2D graphics artist at a local news station to a 3D character artist working with some of the biggest brands around. At the same time, he shares a lot of great tips and tricks useful to beginning and advanced users alike. He starts off with an introduction to the Sketch and Toon module which allows you to create images that look like 2D illustrations. He then goes into myriad uses for the Jiggle Deformer for automatic squishy animation. He follows this up with a great looking but simple technique for breaking apart a logo with the Voronoi Fracture object and Dynamics. He closes out the presentation by showing how simple deformers can be used to create great looking and reusable character animations.

08:37Joystick Project
08:49Sketch and Toon Renderer
09:57Adjusting Shading Settings
11:22Adding Grain
12:26Animation Tips
13:07Time Remapping with Time Tracks
17:58Secondary Animation with the Jiggle Deformer
20:35Using the Jiggle Deformer to create Springy Type
23:43Better Silhouettes with Falloffs
24:43Realtime Liquid Effects
27:50Dynamics for Logo Animation
28:17Breaking a Logo into Pieces with Voronoi Fracture
28:52Adding Dynamics Tags
30:23Art-Directing Dynamics with the Trigger Options
31:41Invisible Dynamics Triggers with the Ghost Collider Option
33:09Other-Worldly Results with Forces
36:47Simple Character Animation
39:46Squash and Stretch Deformer
41:17Reusing Deformer Animation for Different Characters
42:38Adding Joints / Bones
44:26Adding Automatic Secondary Animation with IK Dynamics