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Intimidated by 3D modeling packages? Dip a toe in the water with CINEMA 4D (C4D) Lite, a slimmed down version of CINEMA 4D included with After Effects CC. Motion graphics designer Angie Taylor shows you how to build a complete sequence in C4D Lite, progressing from initial object modeling, to animation, lighting, camera rigging, texturing, and final render. Plus, learn to animate text, create random movement with wiggle expressions, track cameras in live-action footage to add new 3D elements, and light your scene. Angie also round-trips the project files to After Effects for visual effects and color correction. With over 100 videos, this course allows you to explore almost every aspect of 3D motion graphics creation, within this accessible introductory tool.
We've spoken about how a linear workflow is important when working with CINEMA 4D and After Effects, particularly with CINEWARE. And I just want to show you how you can adjust your project settings to maintain a linear workflow between the applications in After Effects. We're in chapter_02_03.aep. And down here in the Project panel, you can see the bit depth of the project. Now, mine's at 32 bits per channel, yours could be at 8 bits per channel, depending on which project you're in.
If you're in this project, you should be at 32 bits per channel. But if you're working on your own project, this is how you change it. You click on the Bits Per Channel display here, and that will open up the Project Settings dialog where you can change your color settings. So, it's very important that you want to choose 32 bits per channel float, and that's the color depth we want to work with. And in terms of the working space, I want you to choose SRGB. Okay? And we also have Linearize Working Space selected.
So, very important to have these settings selected before you continue your work, and to make sure that things are consistent between the two applications.
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