3D animation | Bringing ideas to life Motion graphics, camera tracking or character animation as well as anything in between
An important and essential aspect to any 3D animation is the ability to work with keyframes, I am well versed within the Cinema 4D timeline and key framing environment. With good understanding of the principles of animation such as anticipation and overshoot, preferring to hand key any vital and prominent aspects of a sequence rather than allowing to much to be resolved by the computer.
Even once a sequence is keyed I will very often tweak the motion with f-curves to finesse the speed, movement and timing to ensure I get believable results.
Expresso in 3D Animation
There are always some aspects of a sequence which are better left to the capable internal simulators this may be the bounce of a rabbits ears with soft IK or a dynamics simulation of a brick wall collapsing. Xpresso becomes vital when I work with particle systems, either C4D’s Thinking Particles or the MoGraph system. Moving particles from group to group or getting actions to happen at key points are all controlled by an espresso setup.
I love MoGraph, I love playing in the cloner environment and for me it revolutionised the particle system in C4D for its speed and intuitive features, when interacting with the clones and when further combined with the dynamics simulator some awesome effects can be achieved.