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Bring your 3D from Cinema 4D into Motion 3

Dave Basulto shows you what is needed to take a 3D logo from Cinema 4D and import it into Motion. By David Basulto

As I sat designing a 3D logo for a friend in Cinema 4D, a thought crossed my mind. . . Could I bring this into Motion? I knew I could bring Cinema 4D work into After Effects but what if I just wanted to add some simple camera moves in Motion. Yes I know I can do the camera moves in Cinema 4D but I wanted to see if they played well together.

For those who haven`t tried Apple`s Motion and are looking to get into motion graphics I highly recommend checking it out. Although not as powerful as After Effects, Motion is not as complicated either. Many After Effects users will agree it takes a bit of time to really be able to get a full understanding of the application. Not true with Motion. All I needed was Mark Spencer`s book "Motion 3" and I was off to the races. The program is very simple to learn and make things move.

Today`s video shows you what is needed to take a 3D logo from Cinema 4D and import it into Motion. Along with Motion files, Cinema 4D also exports Shake, After Effects, Combustion and Final Cut Pro files. To download a demo of Cinema 4D visit  Enjoy.

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David Basulto is an independent filmmaker in Los Angeles. After 17 plus years, David is well versed in all aspects of filmmaking from development to distribution. He produces, directs, edits, and now is addicted to motion graphics and 3d. His last film, Death Clique is in Blockbusters nationwide. David is also the host of the In his spare time David is an avid gamer and can be found slaying monsters in the world of Vanguard. For more info visit
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