Independent animator Michael Marcondes of Brazil created the
The Animation and Motion Capture chapter familiarizes users
with the terms used for Cinema4D, which helps in navigation when creating a
project, as well as the applications animation features.
The Overview chapter highlights characters and environments,
as well as tools and how they can be combined to achieve desired results. The
chapter covering the Timeline illustrates the timeline's importance and how it
is connected to all that happens in a scene.
The application's Curve Editor is covered and shows users
how to work with splines. Looping is also covered, addressing walk cycles,
balls bouncing, mechanical movements and all repetitive animations that can
benefit from a smart looping.
Other topics that are covered in the training series include
constraints, the Xpresso tools, motion capture, keyframe animation and blending.
Volume 1 is priced at $49.95 in the "permanent" video on
demand format, and at $59.95 for a DVD copy.