Endoscopes are commonly used in medical procedures such as laparoscopic surgery, colonoscopy, arthroscopy, etc. The visual appearance is characterized by a circular viewing field and very hot (bright) lighting that falls off or fades quickly in a dark environment. Luckily this is a look that is fairly simple to develop in Cinema 4D!
This look can be used for much more than endoscopic visualizations! Think POV (point of view) shots from a small submarine for example - add another light or two and you have a very convincing submarine look!
In this class, I'll walk you through step-by-step instructions to develop an endoscope look in Cinema 4D. This includes all modeling, texturing, lighting, and rendering. As an example scenario, we will animate a clip from a colonoscopy.
Here's a glimpse of what we'll create together.
Create a 15-second endoscope animation in Cinema 4D.
Using the tips and techniques taught in this class, create your own version of an endoscope video. Be creative. Just because we are working with a serious topic, doesn't mean you can't have a little fun while you are learning. What surprising things may lurk around the next bend (in a colon?)?
Post your finished animation short as a Vimeo or YouTube link. Feel free to post in-progress screenshots or still renders too if you want some feedback.
Note: You'll need to have at the very least:
Cinema 4D, A YouTube or Vimeo account.
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