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Primitive and Spline Modeling in CINEMA 4D

Course Summary

Take a reference photograph and create a model from its shapes and pieces with the primitive and spline modeling tools in CINEMA 4D and C4D Lite.   

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    Course Syllabus


    Using the exercise files
    1. Modeling Concepts
    Complex objects are made of pieces and shapes
    Mesh resolution
    Model only what you see
    2. Preparing Components for Placement
    Getting more out of your primitives
    Grouping objects into components
    Adjusting the axes of objects for easier assembly
    Ensuring components have the proper scale
    3. Accurately Assembling Components
    Using the four-way view to place objects
    Align and space objects with the Arrange tool
    Quantizing movement
    4. Deforming and Combining 3D Shapes
    Modifying basic shapes with deformers
    Additive and subtractive modeling with Booleans
    Creating complex shapes with nested Booleans
    5. Duplicating and Reusing Elements
    Creating live copies with the Instance object
    Using the Duplicate command
    6. Primary Object Types
    Understanding spline types
    An overview of Sweep, Loft, and Lathe
    7. Working with Reference Imagery
    Collecting reference material
    Guidelines for shooting reference images
    Processing reference images in Photoshop
    Adding references to your viewports in CINEMA 4D
    8. Working with Splines
    Drawing bezier splines
    Combining splines with Spline Mask
    Rounding corners with Chamfer
    Outlining curves
    9. Extrude Modeling
    Creating a simple extrusion
    Creating extrusions with holes using Connect
    Solving common issues with extrusions
    Preparing Illustrator files for import
    Importing and extruding AI files
    10. Sweep Modeling
    Creating a simple sweep
    Create a complex sweep
    Solving common issues with sweeps
    11. Lathe Modeling
    Creating a simple lathe
    Creating a complex lathe
    Creating partial outlines
    Solving common issues with lathes
    12. Loft Modeling
    Creating a simple loft
    Creating a loft from a reference
    Next steps

Course Fee:
USD 25

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3 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations and Digital Media & Games Community

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