Animation: Create a Neon Text

Ready for New Year's Eve dinner? Be original and wish a happy new year to your loved ones with a customized animation and learn Cinema 4D's secrets step by step. Are you in to welcome the new year in style?

About this course

Did you already plan your new year resolutions? How about adding this course to them? In fact, why wait until next year when you can start today?

In this course we are going to create a nice Happy New Year animation using Cinema 4D and Illustrator.

First, we are going to talk about the splines and how to import them to C4D. Then we are going to create a hand made typography on Illustrator! Then we are going to turn those splines 3D and add some lights and materials. But those materials and lights will have animations themselves! When we finish this super-fun-to-create-animation, you will learn how to make a GIF out of this.

What better way to say goodbye to this year than sharing a nice animation with everyone you love!

What project are we going to delevop?

We are going to create an animation using splines from Illustrator and turning them 3D on Cinema 4D. We are also going to create lights and materials using Octane Renderer and we are going to animate them. Finally, we are going to create a gif with the video file.

Who is this course for?

Basic knowledge on Cinema 4D and Illustrator are recommended as we are going to work with animations, but the explanation will be very thorough so you can follow easily.

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Course Details

Beginner level 1h 26m 9 lessons 513 users


Cinema 4D Cinema 4D


Carlos Behrens
Carlos Behrens
Carlos Behrens Teacher

Carlos is a graphic designer who works from his own studio in Spain, The Design Owl. He works with clients from all around the world designing everything from logos and stationery to animations and 3D graphics. He loves to share his knowledge with people who are eager to learn.