3D Motion Design
This class will be held online. Class size is limited to 16 students to insure plenty of individual feedback.
Tue., Jun. 02 – Tue., Aug. 04, 2020
6:30PM – 9:30PM
tuition: $ 1060
Our world is not 2D, nor is it static. Our work doesn’t have to be either.
This 10-week course was created to give designers, typographers, and architects the tools to bring their work to life in three dimensions. You will be introduced to the basic techniques for creating 3D motion graphics. We will look at the history of 3D motion design and animation as well as some of the most exciting contemporary examples of 3D in advertising, gaming, publishing, education, and entertainment.
You will leave this course with an understanding of 3D content creation pipelines, grounding in fundamental 3D animation techniques, and an enthusiasm for bringing your ideas to life.
- Computer or laptop with Cinema4D R20 or later (educational license is acceptable).
- Photoshop CC 2015 or later
- Sketchbook and pencils or pens
- With your proof of enrollment, students will qualify for a free educational license from Maxon.
In class: Welcome and introductions. Cinema 4D versions, setup, licensing. What is a 3D pipeline? Basic navigation, first project demo.
Homework: Join class Google Drive. Create your workspace in 3D.
In class: Modeling with splines: lathe, sweep, extrude, loft, and more.
Homework: Recreate a 2D poster in 3D.
In class: Modeling with primitives, editable objects, vertices, edges, and faces
Homework: Design and create a new toy or product in 3D
In class: Lighting & Materials
Homework: Add materials and lighting to your 3D product
In class: Animation in Cinema 4D: Frames, keys, and curves! Compositing 3D in After Effects.
Homework: Create a showcase animation and render the final sequence for your product
In class: Product animation showcase and critiques. Mograph: Cloners, fractures, effectors, and more
Homework: Create 5 type based animations each using a different mograph tool
In class: Mograph presentations. Animated worlds: Mood boards, storyboards and style frames.
Homework: Create 3 mood boards, storyboards for your world, and style frames. Consider the animated elements in your environment.
In class: Present your ideas and begin work on your final project. Questions and answers.
Homework: Model your environment. Begin to add lights and materials.
In class: Work session. Questions and answers.
Homework: Complete your final project: Models, lighting, materials, animation, and rendered sequences.
In class: Final project critiques. Answering any final questions.
Homework: None! You’re done!
Course Code: 3DMD
Instructor(s): Sara Wade