Subway Train Animation/Composite

Here’s a Cinema 4D train moving through a subway station. The subway platform comes from istockphoto. I modeled the train in Cinema 4D and brought it into After Effects to fit it into the scene. By moving the train so quickly with a heavy motion blur, you can get a way with a relatively basic […]

Here’s a Cinema 4D train moving through a subway station.

The subway platform comes from istockphoto. I modeled the train in Cinema 4D and brought it into After Effects to fit it into the scene. By moving the train so quickly with a heavy motion blur, you can get a way with a relatively basic model of a subway car with not a whole lot of detail. I added some HDRI lighting to simulate the fluorescent lights above and color corrected the train to make it blend in with the color and feel of the environment.

I mean, the clip isn’t anything earth-shattering; you could easily just get a clip of an actual subway train passing by. But sometimes the best part about being a designer is making something out of nothing. A still photo becomes alive with hopes of convincing the audience that there is no animation at all and it goes unnoticed.

3 Responses to “Subway Train Animation/Composite”

  1. […] month I made a subway train scene using Cinema 4D and after Effects, and the folks over at Envato liked the idea so I got to produce […]

  2. Good tutorial, makes me feel like I’m back in NY.

  3. BIGMIKE says:

    Thanks Ira, glad you liked it, keep in touch.

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