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Broken Apart Movie Title with Cinema 4D and Transform 65 Comments



In this tutorial, I show you how to quickly build and break apart a movie title or logo using Cinema 4D and Transform. Then, we head into After Effects to add color correction and finish compositing the scene.

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65 Comments

  1. Nikolaus

    Hey, i like to see how to transform a text into another. Or an object as well.

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    • Yes, me too!!

      And of course there is this one more question …. how to texture the different pieces like they did in the title of the Bourne Legacy. Is that posible with your Transform plugin?!

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      • oops,.. training page,… never mind the transform between objects question,…

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        • Nikolaus

          I think transform is not the right word for it. Better: How to morph between to objects :D

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          • I have a Transform Tutorial coming very very soon. I added a blurb about it on the FAQ page, too. The quick answer is to use TWO transform objects. One set to in and one to out.

  2. Hey, hey ! You’re last Tweet suggested you’re giving us some of your wisdom and skills in this particular teaser. Thank you !

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  3. What a great plugin. I’ve used it a several times now. It is fast and works great. And I haven’t even tried the custum-preset yet. You and your team have done a great job!

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  4. Slimz Dayone

    Hey nick I’ve been getting an issue with my transform and I don’t know how to fix it. instead on the camera in effect coming into the camera its sending the text directly up. Can you help me figure out what’s up. thanks

    Here is a screen shot I took.
    http://i47.tinypic.com/2h6zvae.jpg

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    • Sorry about the problems. This usually happens with the plugin isn’t installed properly. Make sure on the “Transform” folder is the only folder under Plugins. Be sure to watch the Install video and make sure it’s in the right place. Then, everything should work perfectly.

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  5. Lexington

    Hiya Nick,

    It’s the Shift button that makes everything a child of the thing you click :D

    Love the stuff you do! Keep it up!

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  6. Lee Richardson

    Hi Nick,

    Thanks for another great tutorial, any chance we could have the AE project file? cheers

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      • baris

        Thank you :)
        Water ripple comes FCPX effect called Droplet you can use it in your projects :)

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  7. Ladom

    Nick, to group stuff just select them, then right click ang choose “GROUP OBJECTS” – or even easier … press Option+G (Alt+G) on keyboard :)

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    • Ladom

      sorry i think is “Command+G” on Mac (dont owe one).

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  8. Alex Drillsma

    Is that the painting from Ghostbusters 2 behind you? Also…great tutorial and plugin

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  9. Nikolai

    Nick can you please help me? The way it looks when I try to animate it is unusual.. and for some reason my text has about 2500 less polys in it! How do I increase the amount of polys my text has so the render looks better? Thanks, Nikolai. http://oi45.tinypic.com/20956dj.jpg

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  10. adeeb

    hey nick wen i render using the transform plugin the edge of the letters just scatter

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    • It looks like you might need more polygons on the faces. Check out my latest transform tutorial or the training video about working with text. It will show you how to add more geometry to your caps. Cheers,
      Nick

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  11. what about texturing each chunk with some images just like in the Bourne trailer?
    some suggestions about to achieve this effect?

    tnx

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  12. pedro tinnirello

    would you please make a tutorial on how to use the optic flares? ]=

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  13. what about texturing each chunk with some images just like in the Bourne trailer?
    some suggestions about to achieve this effect?

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  14. Hi Nick great tutorial! Would it be also possible to map different images on individual chunks as in the trailer?

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  15. steve

    Hey how would you add a video to the materials like in the example all the clips on the pieces… that would be interesting.

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  16. Eugene

    Hi Nick – i got a little problem in after effects with this tutorial. when i add a new solid the final render from c4d becomes unseen unless i drag it to the top. same with the optical flares. i cant get both the flares on the left and right side of the frame to play together-i can only get one in the final render. pls help.

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  17. Hi nick,
    for some reason when I applied the CAMERA IN preset and select the transition to IN, it comes in from the top like from the Y space instead of the Z space. Any suggestions. Thanks.

    Regards
    Andy

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  18. can anyone tell me if i can change the direction from the camera in effect?
    the chunks are coming just from the top and it seems i can t control that.
    can you tell me if it is posible?

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    • NISH

      Have you figured it out im having the same problem its driving me nuts.

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  19. Amazing. I only had trouble with flares :/ when i added them they lookes really ugly, but in the video they looked really nice..

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  20. Eugene

    Hi Nick i figured it out. Great video btw. Take a look at what i ended up with.
    vimeo.com/54434531

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  21. NISH

    Hey how do I import the project from C4D to After Effects. When i import all the tiff files they import separately. How do i group them.

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  22. I was very glad to discover this site on yahoo.I wanted to say thanks to you with regard to this wonderful article!! I undoubtedlyliked every little bit of it and I’ve you bookmarked to look into new stuff you post.

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  23. Tatum

    Hey please can you help.

    I’ve just switched to a new machine. Duplicated my old one… all plugins in C4D R13 work except Transform.
    I apply motext, shape etc, select ‘chunk’ and refresh but no animation happens. nothing at all. The original shape is still fully visible as well (no red lights or cross).

    Please can you suggest a fix?

    i have the ‘Transform’ folder in my plugins folder. It is the R13 version.

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    • We have different version of Transform depending on what Cinema Version you are running. That could be the cause. Look in your original download for the other version.

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  24. riddick

    when I compose tiff images in AE, render view in Ae showin bunch of squares boxes instead f actual animation? does anyone help me with this!!!!!!!

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  25. Nikolaus

    Thx Rayne. But i like to see how it works in Transform. Because, it may be save much time. If not, i woulnd buy this plugin.

    So, maybe Nick will give us a feedback and we’ll see or not. :)

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