How To Create The DAREDEVIL Titles Look in Cinema 4D

——   Created by Travis Vermilye

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Artists throughout the ages have learned and grown by observing the work and process of those who have come before them - the Masters. This class is all about learning from a really cool visual aesthetic, breaking things down, and figuring out how to create a similar look in Cinema 4D.

A student asked me once how to create an environment like the one seen in the DAREDEVIL title sequence. You know, the MARVEL series. This class is inspired by the sequence created by ELASTIC and Art Directed by Patrick Clair. You can check out the original here:

In this class, I walk you through the way I would create a similar scene in Cinema 4D. We'll focus on the following things:

  • Lighting - Including Visible Lights
  • Shallow DOF (Faked!)
  • Mograph "Particle Floaties"
  • Camera Motion
  • Rendering
  • Post Effects in After Effects

Here is an image of what we will be creating:

We will NOT be delving into the art of fluid effects (although I may do a separate class on that using X-Particles!).

Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions or comments.

The course project

Create a short clip, 5-30 seconds, and post it here. You can mix things up by changing the color and lighting style.

The clips below are good examples of taking an aesthetic and using it in a parody-type of production. In this case - imagining Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch as superhero figures.

The files for this are available for download, but please try and do your own work - just use these as reference material. 

I can't wait to see what you create!

5 Lessons

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Setting the Scene
Mograph Dust and Camera Animation
Rendering and Post Effects
Your Project
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About the instructor

Hello! I’m a digital and mixed media and artist, professor of design and illustration, biomedical illustrator and animator, coffee enthusiast, fly fisherman, hiker, biker, and a bunch of other things.

I’ve gone through some different phases to try and figure out just what kind of classes I want to make …

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