The Industry Secrets To Improve Your Animations in Cinema 4D

Ever wondered how to create those professional looking motion graphics animations where things seem to move so smoothly? The key is to master the Principles of Animation, which have been used by Disney animators for nearly a century. This course is a fresh new take on these principles as they have been adopted and repurposed specifically for motion graphics designers. So instead of characters, we will be looking at how to animate 3D objects, lines and text. 

You will learn everything you need to start creating complex and believable motions. Some of the key subjects covered in this course are:

  • Timing & Spacing
  • Slow In & Out
  • Bounces & Decay
  • Squash & Stretch
  • Anticipation
  • Follow Through & Overlapping Action
  • Exaggeration
  • Arcs
  • Secondary Animation
  • Staging
  • Appeal

This course is for anyone who is interested in creating impactful and meaningful animations. You could be a complete beginner or a pro animator - you will still learn a great deal of industry standard techniques, tips and tricks when it comes to creating pro level motion graphics. 

The course was created with Cinema 4D, but you could be using any animation software (or even draw each frame by hand!) to follow along, since these principles remain the same. 

Together with the training, you also get all of the project and reference files used on the course, so you can follow along as you watch the lessons. At the end of the training, you will be asked to create an animation with all of the skills you've learned. 

So put your animation hats on and let's master the Principles of Animation together!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Principles of Animation for Motion Designers

  • 3

    Slow In & Out (Ease In & Out)

    • Introduction to Slow In & Out (Ease In & Out)

    • Slow In & Out (Ease In & Out)

    • Bounce

    • Creating Decay

  • 4

    Squash & Stretch

    • Introduction to Squash & Stretch

    • Squash & Stretch

  • 5


    • Introduction to Anticipation

    • Anticipation

  • 6

    Follow Through & Overlapping Action

    • Introduction to Follow Through & Overlapping Action

    • Follow Through & Overlapping Action

  • 7


    • Introduction to Exaggeration

    • Exaggeration

  • 8


    • Introduction to Arcs

    • Arcs

  • 9

    Secondary Action

    • Introduction to Secondary Action

    • Secondary Action

  • 10

    Staging, Appeal and The Final Project

    • Putting Everything Together

    • Final Animation You Will Be Creating

    • Final Project - Anticipation

    • Final Project - Squash & Stretch

    • Final Project - Transitions

    • Final Project - Camera Animation

    • Final Project - Appeal

  • 11


    • Conclusion & Further Study

Learning resources

  • 62 Easy to Follow Tutorial Videos

  • Creative projects you can work alongside

  • Downloadable exercise files

  • 4 hours of video content


Adobe Certified Instructor

Ozgur Gorgun

Ozgur Gorgun is an award winning filmmaker, photographer and motion designer. He has been working in the film and TV industry both in the UK and abroad for over a decade. He is an Adobe Certified Expert, Video Specialist and Instructor. He is also one of the very few Maxon Certified Cinema 4D Trainers in the world. Ozgur taught and worked with some of the biggest names in the industry such as SKY, BBC, Sony Pictures, ITV, Google, Microsoft, to name a few. Ozgur has been teaching for over a decade and taught thousands of students from school kids to CEOs of some of the biggest companies in the world. He considers it a privilege to be able to contribute to that "lightbulb moment" when a creative person learns a new skill.

Create complex and impactful Motion Graphics!

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