NAB 2018 Rewind - Zachary Corzine: Freelance Commercial Production Workflow in Cinema 4D

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Zachary Corzine shares how the efficient workflow and specific tools in Cinema 4D play a vital role in his production workflow as a solo freelancer. You’ll see how Zachary approached the design process in four specific projects and the specific Cinema 4D techniques he used to achieve the design goals.

In a campaign for Odwalla, Zachary made extensive use of Cinema 4D MoGraph toolset and Cloner object, as well as Greyscalegorilla’s Signal plugin to fill the scene with kaleidoscopic fruit.

For Audi, Zachary was asked to develop several rapid design prototypes, and leaned heavily on Camera Projection techniques in the Octane render engine.

When asked by blankRepository to create animation showcasing their 3D food scans, Zachary once again turned to C4D’s MoGraph toolset to create dynamic simulations of food flying off a table.

In a promotion for Del Taco, Zachary needed to create a lush landscape, and used layered displacements and noise-based falloff to create an art-directable landscape. He also utilized Octane’s Scatter feature to fill the landscape with foliage.

In closing, Zachary outlines some of his favorite Cinema 4D features for efficiency, including the layer system, Takes, Tokens (including the CV-Tokens plugin), the Selection Object, and Vertical Tags.

03:25Odwalla Project Overview
05:10Kaleidoscopic Effects with Radial Cloner and GSG Signal
10:47Cloner Helix Animation
16:17Audi A3 and Q7 Rapid Concepting
18:08Camera Projection with Octane
22:39Topographic Platforms
24:34_blankRepository Promo
27:01Using Dynamics to Fill a Bowl with Objects
29:33Animating a Dynamic Wave with Attractors and GSG Signal
35:05Del Taco Project
36:24Art-Directable Landscape with Displace Deformer and Falloffs
39:14Adding Trees with Octane Scatter
40:42Varying Light Density through Clouds
42:06Tools for Efficiency - Layers
43:09Tools for Efficiency - Takes and Tokens
44:28Tools for Efficiency - Selection Object and Vertical Tags
46:24Closing Thoughts

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