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CINEMA 4D: Rendering Motion Graphics for After Effects

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CINEMA 4D: Rendering Motion Graphics for After Effects

with Rob Garrott

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I hope you enjoy watching CINEMA 4D: Rendering Motion Graphics for After Effects. Now if you're looking for information on how to take your After Effects work to the next level, there's some really great places right here on lynda.com that you can find information. Ian Robinson's course on the Principles of Motion Graphics will give you a great overview on all kinds of information about the graphic design process for motion. It primarily uses After Effects and it's at the intermediate level, so if you haven't already been through the Essential Training series for CS5, that will be another great place to start.
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  1. 5m 48s
    1. Welcome
      57s
    2. Using the exercise files
      50s
    3. Essential plug-ins
      4m 1s
  2. 51m 44s
    1. Essential render settings
      6m 24s
    2. Setting up an object buffer list
      6m 17s
    3. Creating object buffer tags
      10m 48s
    4. Setting up multi-pass image layers
      5m 37s
    5. Creating an external compositing tag
      1m 47s
    6. Creating render passes using the Render Elements plug-in
      9m 39s
    7. Using Render Elements to optimize render passes
      5m 12s
    8. Batch rendering
      6m 0s
  3. 31m 33s
    1. Importing files and organizing an After Effects project
      6m 58s
    2. Creating a 3D object precomp
      3m 15s
    3. Attaching a video layer to a 3D object
      8m 17s
    4. Compositing 3D text
      2m 47s
    5. Compositing a dynamic 3D background
      4m 23s
    6. Setting markers for major events
      5m 53s
  4. 39m 46s
    1. Adding the Star Glow effect to a layer
      4m 32s
    2. Creating a glow on the stadium background
      5m 56s
    3. Revealing the background glow using a 3D layer mask
      7m 19s
    4. Creating a glow using the Ambient Occlusion pass
      6m 9s
    5. Using the Ambient Occlusion glow to create an energy animation
      4m 25s
    6. Creating a stadium light effect using object buffers
      4m 38s
    7. Adding flash bulbs with the CC Light Rays effect
      6m 47s
  5. 53m 16s
    1. Creating the phone reveal
      5m 10s
    2. Creating the phone reveal glow
      7m 49s
    3. Creating the phone reveal beams
      7m 17s
    4. Colorizing the energy beams
      6m 21s
    5. Creating the energy burst
      10m 19s
    6. Using Trapcode Particular to add sparks to the phone reveal
      10m 53s
    7. Creating the phone screen video
      5m 27s
  6. 15m 37s
    1. Creating the type glows
      9m 36s
    2. Adding the type glint
      6m 1s
  7. 34m 33s
    1. Creating a camera shake effect using precomps
      8m 12s
    2. Adding depth of field with the Lens Blur effect
      8m 14s
    3. Transitioning to full-screen video
      8m 17s
    4. Using the ReelSmart Motion Blur effect
      4m 17s
    5. Putting together the final comp
      5m 33s
  8. 1m 25s
    1. Next Steps
      1m 25s

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CINEMA 4D: Rendering Motion Graphics for After Effects
3h 53m Intermediate Apr 22, 2011

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CINEMA 4D: Rendering Motion Graphics for After Effects demonstrates how to take a simple logo animation in CINEMA 4D and transform it into a compelling motion graphic with After Effects, incorporating two distinct visual styles. Starting with a prebuilt animation rendered from CINEMA 4D, author Rob Garrott employs industry-standard techniques, utilizing materials, lights, and the library of effects in After Effects, to enhance the project's look and feel. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Setting up a multi-pass render
  • Batch rendering in CINEMA 4D
  • Importing 3D elements into After Effects
  • Creating and using precomps for compositing control
  • Compositing 3D text in a dynamic 3D environment
  • Creating a glow effect using Trapcode Starglow
  • Using 3D layers to create masking effects
  • Adding a flash bulb effect with CC Light Rays
  • Adding glows and glints to type
  • Creating a 2D camera shake effect using pre-comps
  • Adding depth of field with the Lens Blur effect
Subjects:
3D + Animation Rendering Video Motion Graphics Compositing
Software:
After Effects CINEMA 4D
Author:
Rob Garrott

Next Steps

I hope you enjoy watching CINEMA 4D: Rendering Motion Graphics for After Effects. Now if you're looking for information on how to take your After Effects work to the next level, there's some really great places right here on lynda.com that you can find information. Ian Robinson's course on the Principles of Motion Graphics will give you a great overview on all kinds of information about the graphic design process for motion. It primarily uses After Effects and it's at the intermediate level, so if you haven't already been through the Essential Training series for CS5, that will be another great place to start.

Now if you're looking for more information and trying to take your CINEMA 4D work to the next level, you can check out my CINEMA 4D: Designing a Promo series right here on lynda.com. In that series I'll walk you through the entire process of creating a 15-second animated promo from start to finish, using both CINEMA 4D and After Effects. Now if you're looking to find more information about CINEMA 4D, you can go to the CINEMA 4D R12 Essential Training series and in that series I'll walk you through CINEMA 4D from top to bottom, covering quite a few topics that weren't covered in this course.

And if you just look into pure creative inspiration and a lot of really great eye candy, there is no greater site than Motionographer. Motionographer is a blog that has a daily listing of amazing animation and motion graphics. With all of these amazing web sites an inspiration available to you on Internet, your motion graphics can really be taken to the next level. Thanks for watching CINEMA 4D: Rendering Motion Graphics for Aftereffects.

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