For first-year students enrolled in the Diploma in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics in Singapore Polytechnic School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology, Cinema 4D is a new 3D software tool which they will be using. To fire up their interest, the school invited IM Innovations to show the magic of Cinema 4D on 24th October 2017.
The presenter and demo artist was our 3D Media Specialist, Fathullah, an alumnus of the same diploma! To cover some of the basic and key features of Cinema 4D, he demonstrated the 3D modelling, animation, texturing, motion graphics and motion tracking functions of Cinema 4D. The students quickly learned that it is easy to use the software with the intuitive interface. It is also fast and powerful in creating animations and motion graphics. They were especially enthused by MoGraph, the 3D Motion Graphics module where a palette of powerful tools such as cloner, voronoi fracturing, dynamics and sound effectors empower motion graphics artists to quickly create everything from flying logos to abstract effects. In the Motion Tracker module, especially with the new Scene Reconstruction feature in Release 19, they learned to quickly and realistically composite 3D objects or characters created in Cinema into real world footages – a core fundamental in the visual effects industry.
The students were also shown examples of photorealistic renders created in Cinema 4D. They did not realise that one of the “rendered” image was actually a screen capture from Cinema 4D’s viewport. The students were completely baffled and amazed by the render-quality results in real-time provided with the new Release 19 viewport.
At the end of the session, many students feedback that they are now excited and are looking forward to using Cinema 4D. We are pleased to have done our part to enthuse these students as they start their diploma course. We hope that these students are inspired to unleash their creative juices and create some amazing projects using Cinema 4D!