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2D Write-On Effects in Cinema 4D With Sketch and Toon

Caleb Ward

2D write-on effects are super-hip and easy to make with Sketch and Toon. Learn how to create this trendy effect in this Cinema 4D tutorial.

After Effects can be a powerful tool for creating 2D animations, but sometimes you need to use a 3D program to get more control over your objects and the design. This is where today’s Cinema 4D tutorial on making 2D write-on effects comes into play.

Pink Skateboard 2D Write-on effects

Using the following technique, you can create awesome 2D write-on effects in Cinema 4D. The tutorial covers:

  • Using Sketch and Toon
  • Creating Matte Textures
  • Using Lights Without Shadows
  • Adding Strokes in the Material Editor

This tutorial was created by EJ Hassenfratz of Eyedesyn. Thanks for sharing, EJ.

Want to learn more about creating 2D animation in Cinema 4D? Check out a few of the following resources:

  1. How to Create Long Shadows in Cinema 4D 
  2. Vectorized Art Using Sketch and Toon
  3. 2D Styled 3D Motion Graphics in Cinema 4D and After Effects

Have any other tips for creating a drawn 2D effect in Cinema 4D? Share in the comments below.