With a growing list of CINEMA 4D customers in Singapore, IM Innovations decided that it is the right time to connect our CINEMA 4D community so that users can share their experiences in using CINEMA 4D for their projects.
At the first CINEMA 4D User Networking Session on 11th April 2014, we are heartened that many practitioners, both freelancers and those working for large and small companies such as HBO Asia, Critica, SONY Pictures Entertainment Networks – Asia, MediaCorp, Abundant Productions, Asymptote and BDA Creative, joined us for the Friday evening event. Mrs. Lay-Tan Siok Lie, Deputy Principal & Director of School of Engineering, Temasek Polytechnic, also supported this event with her presence.
Dominic Watkins, the Creative Director at PixelMotion.tv agreed to be our first industry speaker. An award winning designer and animator who has been working in the broadcast industry for 18 years and using CINEMA 4D for over a decade, he is a beta tester and has done projects for local and international companies including Sky Italia, HBO Signature, BBC Worldwide, Channel News Asia and Disney Channel.
Dominic started the first demo by showing how he used Sketch and Toon to create stylized sketch look for the BBC Knowledge History of the World promotion. He explained how he used cloner and vibrate function in Mograph to simulate the movement of the caterpillar tracks over a bumpy ground with minimal effort.
Dominic then demonstrated how he use Deformers and Expresso to animate a stylized character without rigging for BBC Knowledge Social Media Spot.
In the Disney Art Attack, he explained how X-Particles was used to create liquid simulation in CINEMA 4D. He also gave tips on how he speed up his workflow by rendering in multiple layers and adjusting them in post-production.
Eric, the demo artist from IM Innovations, showed how Laubwerk Plant Kits can speed up production workflow. Instead of spending time modelling a realistic tree, users can just drag and drop trees from the plugin into CINEMA 4D. He also demonstrated how to create a low resolution model, which is required for animation and games production, from a high resolution model using Projection Mesh. He then showed how slow-motion effect for dynamics simulation can be easily done using the Time Scale function. For all CINEMA 4D users, including those who could not join this event, we invite you to join our LinkedIn group – CINEMA 4D User (ASEAN). We will post the latest CINEMA 4D news and events. It is also a suitable discussion platform for the CINEMA 4D user community in Singapore and ASEAN.