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I wanted to work on a project that would help me learn a variety of Cinema 4D techniques while also stretching my creative brain muscles. I talked to Miguel Lee, one of my teachers from ArtCenter, and we came up with an alphabet. Taking the classic 30 days of type, but extending the time limit to allow extra days for learning. 

I wanted each letter to be different and Unique. Each had to feature something new for me to practice in Cinema4D, to be based off of an adjective, and have a different overall "look" compared to the others. I picked adjectives for each letter to start my brainstorming. I thought that a noun would be to spot on. I would be inclined to make an object the word represented. However an adjective would lead to things that were harder to represent. I wanted to challenge mysef in concept and technique. Perfect little loops all to be posted on my instagram to force myself to continue until the very end.

3D Alphabet  

Design + Illustration + Animation + Modeling

CONTEXT:

I aimed to work on a project that would help me practice a diverse set of Cinema 4D techniques while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of my creative thinking. I consulted with Miguel Lee, one of my teachers from ArtCenter, and together, we conceptualized an alphabet project. Inspired by the classic '30 Days of Type,' but extending the time limit to allow additional days dedicated to learning.

CONCEPT:

For each letter, I determined that it should showcase various Cinema 4D features, be rooted in an adjective, and possess a distinct overall aesthetic compared to the others. I believed that opting for a noun would be too straightforward, whereas an adjective would lead to designs that were more challenging to represent. My goal was to challenge myself both conceptually and technically, creating perfect little loops to be shared on my Instagram as a public declaration that could not be abandoned once initiated.

CLIENT: 

Personal Project

ROLE:

Designer, Animator, and Illustrator

TYPE:

Instagram Posts

 

TOOLS

Cinema 4D, After Effects, Illustrator, Procreate, Redshift, and Photoshop

TECHNIQUES USED:

  • Effector:  random, shader, and plain

  • Dynamics: soft body, rigid body, and cloth

  • Other: Voronoi fracture, hair, and volume builder

  • Render: Standard and Redshift 

  • Materials: metallic, cel, glass, emissive, etc

  • Generators: taper, wind, bend, deformer, etc

WORD CHOICE:

A: Aggressive

B: Bizarre

C: Celestial

D: Decorative

E: Electric

F: Floral

G: Gelatinous

H: hairy

 I : Industrial

J: Juicy

K: Kaleidoscopic

L: Lavender

M: Metalic

N: Nostalgic

O: Oily

P: Plastic

Q: Quiet

R: Rainbow

S: Sweet

T: Tangled

U: Unstable

V: Violet

W: Warm

X: X-Ray 

Y: Yellow

Z: Zig-Zag

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