Cinema 4D - Looping 3D Animation for Instagram and GIF

——   Created by Dave Bergin

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16
Lessons
1h 50m
Lesson time
intermediate
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More about this course

Hey it’s Dave from CG Shortcuts, Welcome to the Course! 

I’m a freelance 3D and Motion Graphics Artist based in London where I’ve been working and teaching in the industry for over 10 years. 

In this course I’ll show you how to create this looping photo-real 3D animation in Cinema 4D, which I’m calling the Jellybean Factory.  

This kind of animation is super popular on Instagram and other social media at the moment so it’s going to be great for your online portfolio! 

By the end of this course you’ll level up your Cinema 4D skills and be able to create your very own looping 3D animation.  

All you need is Maxon Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects - don't worry if you don't have them because you can download a free domo to start learning straight away. 

We’ll also cover everything step by step so you can easily follow along, including.. 

  • Modeling
  • Camera and Scene setup
  • Animation with effectors
  • Dynamics
  • Lighting
  • Texturing
  • Rendering
  • Compositing
  • Uploading to Instagram and creating animated GIFs
  • Bonus Octane setup

There’s also a Bonus lesson on rendering with Octane Render for all you hard core MoGraphers out there 

Plus you’ll also get access to my project files so you can break them down and see exactly how it was done. 

That’s it for now, let’s get started!

-Dave

The course project

Make your own Looping 3D Animated Gif!

ASSIGNMENT

Create any looping 3D animation - the sky is the limit! You now know the skills so lets see how creative you can get! You can easily replace the Jelly Bean Jar with you're own creation - there's a few ideas in the videos. 

DELIVERABLES

Upload a still of your modeled scene.

Upload a Gif or video of your final looping 3D animation.

RESOURCES

I’m including the C4D files for the final render (In Standard and Octane Render). Feel free to check them out and see how they are put together and animated.

CLICK HERE FOR CINEMA 4D STUDENT VERSION (If eligible)

CLICK HERE TO TRY THE AFTER EFFECTS DEMO

CLICK HERE TO TRY THE OCTANE RENDER DEMO

CLICK HERE TO GET A FREE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT

CLICK HERE TO GET A FREE GIPHY ACCOUNT

CLICK HERE FOR FREE HDR IMAGES FOR LIGHTING

CLICK HERE FOR FREE LUTS FOR COLOUR CORRECTING

CLICK HERE FOR MORE CG RESOURCES I UPDATE ALL THE TIME

CLICK HERE FOR FREE CG TUTORIALS FROM OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP

16 Lessons

0:11:23
David bergin 1 modeling the jar
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0:05:59
David bergin 10 compositing
0:02:23
David bergin 11 upload to instagram
0:13:54
David bergin 12 octane setup
0:06:30
David bergin 2 modeling the jelly bean
0:01:54
David bergin 3 modeling the platform
0:04:42
David bergin 4 camera and scene setup
0:05:36
David bergin 5 animation with effectors
0:22:57
David bergin 6 dynamics
0:09:05
David bergin 7 lighting
0:14:56
David bergin 8 texturing
0:04:10
David bergin 9 rendering
0:00:29
David bergin end
0:01:16
David bergin introduction
0:00:02
David bergin jellybeans
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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 1h 50m of on-demand video
  • 1 peer to work with
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About the instructor

Hey it’s Dave from CG Shortcuts, Welcome to my Arbington page!

I’m a freelance 3D and Motion Graphics Artist based in London where I’ve been working and teaching in the industry for over 10 years.

I hope to share some of the tips and tricks I’ve picked up over the years while …

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