And here is what I was able to create out of this image in Cinema 4D. For blocks of this "digital twin" I was using some basic materials. I rendered this animation through the Arnold renderer. I was trying to copy the colors but wanted to make them a bit brighter and make this creature look like a cartoon toy. I animated the bricks with key frames of position and rotation, so in the result it looked a little bit like stop motion animation. For the light I used 3 point light setup (Key, Fill and Back light) with some dim light so that there was not much reflection from the shiny, glossy surfaces of the plastic bricks and the background but they still looked plastic. And I put a camera in the Isometric projection.
Next there was a task to create and animate some emojis of our choice. I chose two emojis: a "flying saucer" and an "alien monster". I thought that those two would be a perfect match for a scene where UFO coming to meet some aliens. Here are the pictures of emojis that I used as a reference for my animation.
Here is a short animation that I created with those two awesome characters. In this task I was working with soft and rigid bodies. So Aliens that come out of the flying saucer(FS) are rigid bodies that are falling from the Emitter because of the gravity that I set up in the scene. As usual I compiled the sequence of pictures(25fps) in After Effects to create a video. In AE I added a final touch to the animation so in the beginning the FS comes out of some bright light. I believe that is how aliens appear in front of the audience. First you see some bright light that dazzles your eyes and then the aliens appear:)
Next animation is also about rigid bodies. I tried to crush objects with some press. To crush them nicely I used Voronoi fracture. For this scene I was using a color wheel from Adobe where I found these colors to paint my objects.
Here I was trying to create an animation with hot air balloons that are soft bodies and they are flying because of some wind underneath them. For the scene I used an HDRI card that I got from a free stock library of HDRI cards polyhaven.com.
Later during the course we were working with characters, character rigging and character animation. Rigging characters is a long and painstaking work. But I LOVE every bit of it. I really enjoy the process. Here are two characters that I created during the course.
And the last one is a 2D animation of some dancing vector graphics cows that was made in After Effects. I got a picture of the cows from a free stock library pixabay.com https://pixabay.com/vectors/cows-animals-nature-farm-1789577/
Music is from a free music stock library mixkit.co https://mixkit.co/free-stock-music/drum-and-bass/ a composition called "Fight till the end" from mixkit.co