Hud Landscape in Cinema 4D & After Effects

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In this motion design course, instructor Nick Harauz will take you through creating a HUD landscape with the help of Cinema 4D and After Effects. We'll start off by creating a loopable rotating landscape in Cinema 4D through a non-traditional method with Volumes. We'll then export our landscape as an AEC file and then stylize inside of After Effects using a variety of Effects.

The assets used in this course are available for download.

About the instructor

Nick Harauz is a certified motion graphics instructor, and has previously been a master trainer for Red Giant, Cineversity from Maxon, Boris FX, Post Production World Online and Adobe Max. Nick has developed his motion design style over the last 15+ years and crafted high-end work for a variety of domestic and international brands such as Virgin Mobile, Proctor & Gamle, Diageo and MasterCard.

Who is this course designed for?

  • Motion Designers
  • Cinema 4D users
  • After Effects users
     

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

LESSON 01: CREATING THE LANDSCAPE

We'll set up our Cinema 4D project and create a basic landscape. We'll then take that landscape and place it inside the Volume builder to create a stylized look.

LESSON 02: CURLING THE VECTORS AND ANIMATING WITH FIELDS

In this lesson, we'll look at how we can modify our vectors as well as use fields to animate them on screen

LESSON 03: CAMERA AND NULLS

Now, we'll add an animated camera and nulls to our scene at the position of some of our vectors

LESSON 04: EXTERNAL COMPOSITING AND RENDER SETUP

We'll continue to add some external compositing tags to the null objects, so that we can see them in After Effects and then setup our render so it references the viewport

LESSON 05: VIEWPOST RENDERER AND AAC FILE

We'll look at the the viewport renderer and AAC file

LESSON 06: BRINGING IN THE AEC FILE

In this lesson we'll look at how we can bring in an AEC file and setup our composition in After Effects

LESSON 07: SET CHANNELS

We'll use the set channels effect on duplicate copies of the Landscape to add some distortion

LESSON 08: ADDING TEXT

In this lesson, we'll add and attach some After Effects 3D Text to one of the nulls from Cinema 4D

LESSON 09: RADIO WAVES

Now it's time to add the After Effects Radio Waves effect, adjust its properties and position it so that it's referencing the 2nd null from Cinema 4D

LESSON 10: LIGHT YOUR 3D OBJECTS

We'll add some After Effects lights to illuminate the text and Radio Waves

LESSON 11: STYLIZING THE COMP

In this last lesson, we'll add texture, color correct our piece and add some grain to the final look

 

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