Make your 3D objects dance

Creating a captivating short animation without a narrative is no easy feat. That was our goal with our Furball spot: taking an expressionless object and giving it personality. In this tutorial we’ll explain how to bring a shape or object to life and make it ‘dance’ to music. You’ll learn how to create an animation involving complex expressions and dynamics in Cinema 4D. These techniques are key to choreographing your object to the audio track.

We’ll also explore keyframe animation, lighting, colour schemes, editing in a 3D format and how to implement an efficient workflow. Ultimately, the goal is to hold a viewer’s attention through the movement of an object, without the use of dialogue. often, simple ideas are the best.

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