CINEMA 4D Book: Exploring MoGraph with CINEMA 4D R19
Book Code: PDX005P, ISBN: 978-1723050763
The Exploring MoGraph with CINEMA 4D R19 textbook walks you through every step of creating MoGraph animations with CINEMA 4D R19. This guide is perfect for both novices as well as for the intermediate users of CINEMA 4D. This book will help you to get started with the MoGraph module of CINEMA 4D, you will learn important concepts and techniques about MoGraph which you can utilize to create your motion graphics designs. Appendix MGA walks you through the process of creating XPresso driven light rigs that you can use to efficiently illuminate the scenes.
This book shares tips, tricks, notes, and cautions throughout, that will help you become a better CINEMA 4D artist and you will be able to speed up your workflow. This book is aimed to be a solid teaching resource for learning the MoGraph toolset. It avoids any jargon and explains concepts and techniques in an easy-to-understand manner.
The first page of the every unit summarizes the topics that will be covered in the unit. Every unit of this textbook contains hands-on exercises which instruct users how things can be done in CINEMA 4D step-by-step.
Practicing is one of the best ways to improve skills. Unit MGP contains some practice activities which you are highly encouraged to complete and gain confidence for the real-world projects. By completing these activities, you will be able to master the powerful capabilities of CINEMA 4D.
What are the key features of the book?
- Learn CINEMA 4D’s MoGraph module.
- Detailed coverage of effectors.
- Contains 22 hands-on exercises.
- Contains 8 practice activities to test the knowledge gained.
- Additional guidance is provided in form of tips, notes, and cautions.
- Important terms are in bold face so that you never miss them.
- The content under “What just happened?” heading explains the working of the instructions.
- The content under “What next?” heading tells you about the procedure you will follow after completing a step(s).
- Includes an ePub file that contains the color images of the screenshots/illustrations used in the textbook. These color images will help you in the learning process. This ePub file is included with the resources.
- Tech support from the author.
- Access to each exercise’s initial and final states along with the resources used in the hands-on exercises.
- Quiz to assess the knowledge.
- Bonus hands-on exercises.
Who this book is for?
This book is designed for beginners and intermediate users of CINEMA 4D.
What are the prerequisites
Before jumping into the lessons of this book, make sure you have working knowledge of your computer and its operating system. Also, make sure that your that you have installed the required software and hardware. You need to install CINEMA 4D R19 on your system. Most of the hands-on exercises will work in R17 and R18 as well.
Windows vs. Mac OS
This book is written using the Windows version of the CINEMA 4D. In most cases, CINEMA 4D performs identically on both Windows and Mac OS. Minor differences exist between the two versions such as difference in keyboard shortcuts, how dialog boxes/windows are displayed, and how buttons are named.
How this book Is structured?
This book is divided into following chapters:
Unit MG1: Introduction to MoGraph, introduces you to the Cloner object, MoGraph selection tools, and MoGraph Weight tool. You will also learn about the Clone tools.
Unit MG2: Effectors, walks you through the effectors available in the MoGraph module. Effectors allow you to change position, size, angle, and other properties of clones, objects, object points, and object polygons.
Unit MG3: Other Mograph Objects, introduces you to the following objects: MoInstance object, Matrix object, Fracture object, Voronoi Fracture object, MoText object, Tracer object, MoSpline object, MoExtrude object, and PolyFX object.
Unit MGBH: Bonus Hands-on Exercises, contains bonus hands-on exercises.
Unit MGP: Practice Activities, contains practice activities to assess the knowledge gained.
Appendix MGA1: Light Rigs, explains the process of creating XPresso driven light rigs. You can use these rigs to illuminate the CINEMA 4D scenes with ease.
Appendix MGA2: Quiz Answers, contains quiz answers.
Is the book available in other languages?
Not yet, if you are interested in translating this book, contact us.
Is this book is available in the print format?
This book has been retired.
Can I reuse the CINEMA 4D files provided by you?
Absolutely, you are free to modify and use the files.
Are you going to make the book available in any other format?
It was always our plan to make a decent content of the book publicly available in HTML format, but we haven’t made that decision yet. However, some of the tutorials from the book are available for free on the website in the HTML format. If you feel strongly about this option, or book being available in any other format, let us know.
This book has been retired.