Steve Santer – Digital Art Direction and Motion Design

Never Stop Learning!

If there’s one reason for my passion in my work, it is the ceaseless opportunity to learn that accompanies so many projects that I’m involved in. A project has the potential to teach me something entirely new. Either in a design approach, craft, tool, solution, or simply the opportunity to learn about an industry or service I’ve not engaged with previously.

In this blog I’ll be adding some R&D notes and outcomes for ‘live’ projects or self-initiated research, from various programs (like Affinity Designer, Cinema 4D, ToonBoom Harmony, After Effects) and a swag of plugins (X-particles, Trapcode etc). Let us all – Never Stop Learning!

3D animation & Motion Design – Show Reel

Well finally, I started putting together a showreel...this is work in progress really. Once complete I'll place it in the portfolio section.... Contains work for: Zoetis, Pfizer, KPMG, SplashDance, Toshiba, Sydney Festival, Fairfax Media. There's work that covers science / engineering industries, mobile in-app animation, and some R&D results, visualisations & prototyping.

Testing fluid simulations with Cinema 4D and X-Particles 3

This R&D is for a new motion graphics project. I've purchased X-Particles 3 specifically for this project. The plugin is incredibly versatile - can truly appreciate why everyone seems to love it. Can start getting predictable results quickly then take as much time as you have to tweak it. It's still early days on this new R&D but here's some quick renders of a fluid simulation. The fluid is dispersing from a sphere. I'll keep this post updated as the project continues.

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