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Cutting between CINEMA 4D cameras with CINEWARE

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Now there's a lot of people prefer to do their animation in After Effects, so I'm going to show you how you can create your camera moves in After Effects, and then import them into Cinema 4D. Now the first thing you'll notice if you preview this project, and I'm in chapter 5_5.aep. In After Effects, obviously. If I preview this, you'll notice it hasn't brought the audio through. So we'll just preview a little section of that. Now in Cinema 4D, there are a couple of settings that you need to set in order to export audio, which I will show you later.

Cutting between CINEMA 4D cameras with CINEWARE

Now there's a lot of people prefer to do their animation in After Effects, so I'm going to show you how you can create your camera moves in After Effects, and then import them into Cinema 4D. Now the first thing you'll notice if you preview this project, and I'm in chapter 5_5.aep. In After Effects, obviously. If I preview this, you'll notice it hasn't brought the audio through. So we'll just preview a little section of that. Now in Cinema 4D, there are a couple of settings that you need to set in order to export audio, which I will show you later.

But even if you have those settings set, audio isn't currently supported in this release at the time of recording. So if you're going to be doing your rendering from After Effects, it's important that we have audio in here. So what I'm going to do is just quickly import the audio file. So I'll go into the Project panel and just double-click to bring up my import options and bring in the same file that we brought in CINEMA 4D, Instrumental video nine (INAUDIBLE) .

Music and video. Now, this is a video file, but I'm going to drag it down to the timeline, and I'm just going to switch off the video element of it, because we're only going to use the audio. And, I don't know if you remember, but in Cinema 4D, we offset it by 35 frames. So I'm going to go to frame 35 by clicking here. To select my time display. And then typing in 35. And I'm going to trim this to that point. So it starts at that point. So Alt+Left bracket, we'll trim it to that point.

I'm going to jump back to the beginning by hitting the home key. And then just left at the square bracket on its own will bring that back to the beginning. And now if we preview that, we should have audio with it. So let's listen to a little bit of that. (MUSIC) We could add markers as well in After Effects, which we will do. But for now, let's just have a look at how we can access the cameras from Cinema 4D.

You may have noticed when I previewed that, that we don't have our opening camera visible. So what I'm going to do is select this layer, and hit E on the keyboard to open up my cine-ware effect and then double click it to open up the effect. Now when you come down here to the project settings. You'll notice it's defaulting to using the Cinema 4D camera. So it's basically using whatever camera is active in Cinema 4D, but I can click on here and say select Cinema 4D camera, and that allows me to click on this set camera button and then choose between the different shots.

So I could start with the close up start camera and click OK. Now, if you want to animate between these views, it gets a little bit tricky in After Effects. Basically, the way you have to do it is duplicate the layer. Because there's no way of animating the camera here in this anywhere effect. So we'll duplicate it, and then we'll move to frame 100. (SOUND). And we'll change this to Wide Shot, click OK.

And you'll see it changes and we've now got two composted on each other. So what I need to do is trim this layer. So select the layer Alt> Left Bracket, we'll trim it and then we'll go to this one, move back one frame by hitting hhe Up Arrow key, and then select this one, Alt > Right Bracket will trim it, so we can now jump from one camera to another. So, that is really, probably the most efficient way to jump between the camera views that you've set up, in CINEMA 4D, in After Effects.

However. I am going to show you a way of animating the cameras in Cinema 4D so that you don't have to do that. As with most things in After Effects in Cinema 4D, there's more than one way to approach these. And if you're more comfortable setting up your animation in After Effects, this is a way you can animate between different Cinema 4D views. In after effects.

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Up and Running with CINEMA 4D Lite for After Effects

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  1. 2m 22s
    1. Welcome
      2m 22s
  2. 38m 14s
    1. What is CINEMA 4D Lite?
      4m 23s
    2. What CINEMA 4D Lite can't do
      6m 54s
    3. Opening CINEMA 4D Lite in After Effects
      2m 38s
    4. Quick interface tour
      8m 46s
    5. Navigation tips for CINEMA 4D Lite
      8m 5s
    6. CINEMA 4D Lite preferences and settings
      7m 28s
  3. 22m 34s
    1. Importing CINEMA 4D files in After Effects
      1m 5s
    2. The CINEWARE plugin settings
      4m 42s
    3. CINEMA 4D Lite render settings
      6m 15s
    4. After Effects project settings
      1m 23s
    5. After Effects previewing tips
      3m 50s
    6. Using the Picture Viewer in CINEMA 4D
      5m 19s
  4. 1h 14m
    1. Editing primitive objects
      5m 18s
    2. The Move and Scale tools
      7m 18s
    3. The Rotate tool
      4m 24s
    4. Axis limitations
      1m 46s
    5. Working cylinders
      7m 15s
    6. Linking body parts using object hierarchy
      9m 49s
    7. Spline modeling with Sweep NURBS
      7m 22s
    8. Adjusting NURBS settings
      4m 6s
    9. Using nulls as controllers
      3m 33s
    10. Creating copies with the Instance array
      6m 44s
    11. Carving shapes with the Boole array
      10m 28s
    12. Reshaping objects with deformers
      3m 14s
    13. Adding surface detail with a Relief object
      2m 55s
  5. 55m 41s
    1. Understanding coordinates
      5m 0s
    2. Understanding rotation
      2m 39s
    3. Timeline shortcuts
      3m 1s
    4. Basic keyframing of properties
      4m 31s
    5. Copying keyframes
      2m 3s
    6. Keyframe interpolation
      5m 20s
    7. Adjusting F-Curves
      5m 45s
    8. Holding values
      5m 8s
    9. Using XPresso to link properties: Part one
      4m 17s
    10. Using XPresso to link properties: Part two
      2m 27s
    11. Importing existing animations into CINEMA 4D Lite
      6m 21s
    12. Animating cameras in CINEMA 4D Lite
      4m 37s
    13. Animating using presets
      4m 32s
  6. 46m 30s
    1. Importing music and soundtracks
      4m 12s
    2. Customizing commands and shortcuts
      6m 7s
    3. Adding markers
      4m 25s
    4. Creating multiple cameras in CINEMA 4D Lite
      8m 17s
    5. Cutting between CINEMA 4D cameras with CINEWARE
      4m 23s
    6. Creating cameras in After Effects
      5m 30s
    7. Merging 3D camera data into CINEMA 4D Lite
      3m 10s
    8. Animating cameras with Stage objects
      4m 27s
    9. Extracting cameras from CINEMA 4D files
      5m 59s
  7. 43m 49s
    1. Adding CINEMA 4D text to After Effects comps
      5m 4s
    2. Formatting text in CINEMA 4D
      5m 47s
    3. Creating CINEMA 4D text or logos in Illustrator
      6m 9s
    4. Importing Illustrator text into CINEMA 4D Lite
      4m 38s
    5. Applying material presets to text
      7m 51s
    6. Merging CINEMA 4D files
      5m 51s
    7. Registering CINEMA 4D Lite for MoGraph features
      1m 8s
    8. Using MoGraph Fracture on text
      3m 25s
    9. The MoGraph Random Effector
      3m 56s
  8. 12m 8s
    1. Creating a wiggle expression
      7m 49s
    2. The Reset Position script
      4m 19s
  9. 30m 56s
    1. Applying a custom material
      6m 32s
    2. Making a metallic material
      6m 15s
    3. Adding an environment channel
      2m 20s
    4. Adding texture with shaders
      4m 21s
    5. Built-in material presets
      3m 52s
    6. Combining materials
      2m 41s
    7. Using selection sets to isolate surfaces
      4m 55s
  10. 27m 42s
    1. 3D camera tracking in After Effects
      6m 3s
    2. Creating nulls from tracking points
      2m 40s
    3. Adjusting the Shadow Catcher for CINEMA 4D
      3m 31s
    4. Importing a CINEMA 4D file into a scene
      4m 21s
    5. Exporting CINEMA 4D files from After Effects comps
      3m 42s
    6. Merging objects from CINEMA 4D files
      3m 23s
    7. Manually adjusting scenes between apps
      4m 2s
  11. 19m 18s
    1. Setting up layers in CINEMA 4D
      6m 11s
    2. Compositing CINEMA 4D layers in After Effects
      3m 28s
    3. Casting shadows on layers in CINEWARE
      4m 56s
    4. Adding reflections in CINEMA 4D
      4m 43s
  12. 36m 10s
    1. Using preset lighting setups
      6m 24s
    2. Light types in CINEMA 4D Lite
      6m 38s
    3. Creating visible lights
      7m 56s
    4. Adding ambient occlusion effects
      6m 55s
    5. Optimizing your CINEMA 4D scenes
      8m 17s
  13. 34m 39s
    1. Multipass compositing explained
      2m 28s
    2. Adding passes to render settings
      2m 8s
    3. Viewing passes in the Picture Viewer
      2m 35s
    4. Adding object buffers
      4m 51s
    5. External compositing tags in CINEMA 4D Lite
      3m 8s
    6. Previewing and experimenting with passes
      4m 30s
    7. CINEWARE multipass options
      7m 8s
    8. Adjusting reflections
      3m 2s
    9. Isolating elements with object buffers
      4m 49s
  14. 53m 2s
    1. Extracting 3D scene data
      8m 11s
    2. Adding video elements to a CINEMA 4D scene
      5m 49s
    3. Working with proxies
      10m 2s
    4. Color correction of shadows
      4m 10s
    5. Layer styles
      3m 50s
    6. Adjustment layers
      4m 58s
    7. Setting up depth of field in CINEMA 4D Lite
      3m 10s
    8. Adding depth of field with camera lens blur
      4m 4s
    9. Speed ramps with time remapping
      4m 14s
    10. Motion blur with the Pixel Motion Blur effect
      4m 34s
  15. 13m 59s
    1. Rendering with the After Effects Render Queue
      5m 39s
    2. Background rendering with Adobe Media Encoder
      4m 6s
    3. The BG Renderer script
      4m 14s

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