As part of our effort to welcome and support new Cinema 4D users in tertiary institutions, IM Innovations organised a 3-hour workshop on 22 September 2014 at the computer laboratory of National University of Singapore’s School of Design and Environment (NUS SDE).
All 20 available seats were snapped up. Indeed, we are pleased that Prof. Patrick Janssen also joined the training workshop.
After providing a brief overview of the typical architectural workflow involving Cinema 4D for design visualization, the trainer from IM Innovations Florence, started the hands-on session by giving the students an architectural CAD model to import into Cinema 4D. The students then used objects and materials from the Content Library included in Cinema 4D classroom licence, as well as the Laubwerk Plant Kit, to populate the scene. They were impressed by the easy-to-use features such as Architectural Grass, MoGraph Cloner to distribute plants, and the lighting system in Cinema 4D. Florence also introduced them to Laubwerk 3D Plant Kits and SurfaceSPREAD, a plugin that can be especially helpful to landscape architects.
The NUS SDE students also tried Camera Morph, a feature that allows users to quickly create camera animation, and commented on how easy it was to use it. Lastly, our trainer explained that it is possible to composite 3D objects to a footage using the newly implemented Motion Tracker feature in Cinema 4D R16.
While not many architects in Singapore have used Cinema 4D widely for design visualisation, the adoption of Cinema 4D by NUS SDE represents a giant step forward in IM Innovations’ quest to develop the architecture and built environment for Cinema 4D. These students could well emulate leading architecture design firms like Gayarre Infografia and use Cinema 4D for major projects for lighthourse clients like Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield and Jean Nouvel.