Animated 3D Lettering with X-Particles

A course by Erich Gordon , Art Director

Art Director. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2016

Learn to create simulations with the Cinema 4D plugin and bring your fonts to life

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (33)
  • 731 students

Learn to create simulations with the Cinema 4D plugin and bring your fonts to life

A course by Erich Gordon

If you love simulations, animation, and lettering and would like to take a step into the world of 3D, start creating with Erich Gordon and X-Particles, the powerful plugin for Cinema 4D. As an art director, Erich’s projects for typography and digital lettering have been awarded by the Latin American Design Awards, receiving gold (2018) and bronze (2019) in the Typography category.

In this course, Erich teaches you to conceptualize and define an idea to start creating your own 3D lettering. Learn to use the right typography and how to customize individual shapes, using X-Particles to create letters and build a word.

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What will you learn in this online course?

20 lessons & 12 downloads

Why X-Particles?
17 minutes, 9 seconds
X tour: System Object
15 minutes, 9 seconds
X tour: issuers 1
10 minutes, 10 seconds
X tour: issuers 2
14 minutes, 33 seconds
Choosing sources
20 minutes, 23 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (33)
  • 731 students
  • 20 lessons (4h 2m)
  • 12 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create different simulations with Cinema 4D and apply them to lettering, focusing on their construction and shape to achieve a natural look.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Graphic designers, art directors, animators, or anyone passionate about lettering or simulations who would like to explore the world of 3D. This course is also beneficial to anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of particles.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, basic knowledge of Cinema 4D, Illustrator, and After Effects is required.

It is essential to have a computer with the following software installed: Cinema 4D r21, X-Particles 884, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe After Effects CC 2018 or later.

New to Adobe After Effects? In that case, we recommend taking Domestika Basics courses to learn how to use the software: Introduction to After Effects.


Reviews

731 Students
33 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Erich Gordon

A course by Erich Gordon

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Art Director

Erich Gordon is a graphic designer and art director specializing in typography, lettering, and 3D movement. He has degrees in International Studies and Visual Communication from the Central University of Venezuela.

In 2011, he co-founded C4 Estudio Visual, a graphic design studio that develops projects for a variety of national and international brands.

Erich's work highlights a broad spectrum of cultural, industrial, and artistic references. As an art director, Erich’s projects have been awarded by the Latin American Design Awards, receiving gold (2018) and bronze (2019) in the Typography category.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Knowing X-Particles

    • Why X-Particles?
    • X tour: System Object
    • X tour: issuers 1
    • X tour: issuers 2
  • U3

    Bubble F by flow

    • Choosing sources
    • Sketch first
    • Emitters + Noise: good formula
    • Let's use the dynamics!
  • U4

    Liquid O

    • Liquid O
    • xpFluidFX and its logic 1
    • xpFluidFX and its logic 2
    • Checking our lettering
  • U5

    Postproduction

    • Study set: theory and practice
    • Art direction
    • Color User Data
    • Render 1
    • Render 2
  • FP

    Final project

    • Animated 3D Lettering with X-Particles

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Animated 3D Lettering with X-Particles. 3D, Animation, Calligraphy, and Typography course by Erich Gordon

Animated 3D Lettering with X-Particles

A course by Erich Gordon
Art Director. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2016
  • 100% positive reviews (33)
  • 731 students