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3D & Motion Graphics Learning Guides

Master 3D modelling and motion graphics with this awesome collection of learning guides. Each one is a collection of the best free tutorials to help you nail the topic of your choice.

For example, if you want to learn Adobe After Effects from scratch, you can't go wrong with the "Welcome to After Effects" guide. Then, when you've got the basics down, you can try some other guides like building a well-organised After Effects template or creating some stylish user interface elements.

You can also try plenty of other amazing learning guides covering practical projects in Cinema 4D, Maya, 3ds Max, and more.

  1. Create a Futuristic Airship Scene in C4D

    2 Posts
    In this intermediate two part tutorial, we'll be looking at how to create a futuristic aircraft using C4D's primitives, structure tools, Hyper/SweepNURBS, and the Landscape and Sky Shader objects. We'll also cover how to create simple but effective materials, how to use the Camera shader from MoGraph 2, and take a look at Advanced Render post-effects.
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  2. Motion Graphics: Project Workflow

    3 Posts
    Eventually we all want to move beyond tutorials and actually start to deal with clients. Whether at a production house or on your own, one of the most fundamental aspects of professional design is a solid project workflow. In this tutorial series, we’ll examine the different aspects of working in a project-like environment, and how our techniques interact with a client in a real-world situation.
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  3. Create a Detailed Zune HD MP3 Player in Cinema 4D

    2 Posts
    Creating convincing product visualizations can sometimes be a daunting task, due to the high level of detail and fidelity the artist must achieve in order to make it believable. In this multi-part, intermediate to advanced level tutorial, you will learn the many techniques needed to model a Microsoft Zune HD.
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  4. Model, Texture, and Render an Interior Scene

    2 Posts
    In this beginner/intermediate series, you'll learn how to create and render a realistic interior scene in Cinema 4D and V-Ray. The first part focuses on modeling the room and creating the furniture, and the second part covers material creation, lighting, rendering, and final post production.
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  5. Create a Bursting Liquid Apple Effect with RealFlow, C4D & AE

    3 Posts
    In this series, you'll learn how to create a bullet shooting through a liquid apple. You'll begin in RealFlow where you'll setup the scene using proxy objects, and learn how to import the data you created into Cinema 4D for multi-pass rendering. It's then into After Effects, where you'll learn to import .aec data from Cinema 4D, isolate individual elements and create post effects.
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  6. Export 3D Camera Data from Cinema 4D to After Effects

    2 Posts
    When it comes to motion graphics, exporting camera data from a 3D program to a 2D compositing program is one of the most important techniques you can know. In this tutorial, you'll learn the basics behind getting Cinema 4D and After Effects to talk to one another, including using exporting tags, using camera data in After Effects and how to set up and tweak your render for the best results.
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