John from Motionworks put out a great tutorial about a recently finished project where he uses Illustrator, Cinema 4D, and After Effects to composite a scene. What I love about this tutorial is that John doesn’t bog the video down with specifics or details about settings and button clicks. Instead, he opts for a more workflow-based style showing you the general steps it takes and the decisions made throughout the process of designing the animation. This, I believe, is what the training community needs more of. Not just more tips and tricks, but an entire breakdown of a project from conception to final render.
It’s so easy today to get stuck on a technique and not learn how to make decisions. Tutorials like these show that it’s problem solving that makes great work, not button-pushing.
Watch the tutorial here.