Motion Sketch After Effects and Cappucino in Maxon Cinema 4D are similar because they are both methods of capturing motion to speed up animation workflow and add organic movement to your objects. These are both built-in features of their respective hosts, so you don’t need to buy any third party plug-ins to do this. Below is the quick tip/tutorial from Joren at The Pixel Lab that walks users how to use both Cappucino and Motion Sketch.
After Effects Motion Sketch
Motion Sketch is a cool feature in After Effects that has been there for at least a decade, but some newer users may not even realize that it’s there. With it, users to sketch a motion path in After Effects by recording the movements of the mouse or stylus. Then, this position keyframe data can be applied it to a layer, mask, or other elements. To learn more, check out Sketch a motion path with Motion Sketch from Adobe After Effects Help, which is about 1/6 of the way down the page.
Here are some other tutorials that use Motion Sketch.
- Sparkler for Trapcode Particular is a tutorial which includes a free project file that can be opened in After Effects. If you don’t have Trapcode Particular, download a free demo here.
- The Racing Course is a Creative Cow tutorial with Motion Sketch and The Smoother.
- Stylized Lava Lamp in After Effects is a fun beginner tutorial from Mikey Borup at Premium Beat. It covers things like fast blur, levels, Motion Sketch and the Light Sweep plug-in.
Maxon Cinema 4D Cappucino
Joren at The Pixel Lab has created a cool hydraulic robot arm, which you can download for free. You’ll first need to register for the Pixel Lab newsletter, which always has something new and fun. They always giving something away, so it’s totally worth it to register.
More tutorials on Cappucino
- Using Cappucino to Create Realtime Animation & Keyframe Reduction Techniques. This is a great beginner tutorial by EJ Hassenfranz that will help with workflow and simplifying animating in Cinema 4D.
- Lorcan O’Shanahan, Enders Game Interface Design and Mograph Magic. Cappucino Baking is one of the topics covered by Lorcan, as he discusses his work on Ender’s Game during c4dlive at Siggraph 2014.