For all the Movie Magic the Camera Couldn’t See

What happens after the director yells "Cut" is often just as important as everything up to that point. Cinema 4D offers great tools for movies and visual effects, from a fast workflow for previsualization to completely integrated tools for tracking and digital mattes.


Motion Tracking

With Cinema 4D’s integrated motion tracking you can fully integrate 3D elements into camera footage. Track the camera itself or specific objects, and add 3D elements that are aligned perfectly with the environment. There’s no need to switch back-and-forth between dedicated applications - finish the entire shot complete in Cinema 4D

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Pipeline Integration

Cinema 4D offers outstanding integration with common tools used throughout the industry. Extend your VFX capabilities within Cinema 4D with the Houdini Engine, and export Multi-Pass layers and 3D data for compositing to Adobe After Effects or Nuke. Utilize Cinema 4D’s extensive Python and C++ APIs to create custom tools and effects, and fully integrate Cinema 4D into your production pipeline.

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Character Object

Cinema 4D’s Character object allows you to focus on the artistry of animation rather than complex rigging techniques. Quickly build a rig for any character, based on expertly-crafted preset templates for bipeds, quadrupeds, fish and more. Adjust rig components to the character’s dimensions, bind the skeleton to the model, and you’re ready to animate.

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Set keyframes by simply clicking the animation dot next to each parameter, or use automatic keyframing. Tweak your animation in the PowerSlider immediately below your 3D view or open multiple Timeline windows to adjust dope sheet timing and animation curves. Utilize Motion Tracks to group animations as clips and mix them in non-linear fashion. Cinema 4D’s fast animation system makes it easy to put things into motion.

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