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Join Rob Garrott in CINEMA 4D: Designing a Promo as he demonstrates how to create a 15-second promotional video that looks and feels like a professional advertisement. Learn how to use a combination of CINEMA 4D, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator to go from concept to script to screen, creating sketches, adding animation, and rendering the final promo. This course focuses on real-world techniques, culminating in a finished, usable product. Exercise files accompany the course.
The thrashing transition is the last element that needs to be composited. Let's go over to the Audio-Video folder and into the CINEMA imports and open up shot-002-A-render and duplicate the composition file here and change the name to shot-002. I'm going to drag that down now and put it into the Working comps folder and open that composition up. Oh I'm sorry. Let's change that name to shot-002-A, just so we can tell the difference between those guys.
Let's open that up and we can see we have our shark come into frame and it looks pretty good, except that we need to now replace the layers here with the RGBA pass. So I'll turn those guys off and go back to the folder and grab the rgb pass and drag it in, there we go. Now we can get the texturizing elements that we used in the first shot and copy and paste them into this. And I'm going to go to the shot-001 file and grab the grain, the brighter, the darker and the fractal noise. Bring tiny_bubbles in as well.
Copy and go over to shot-002-A and Paste it down, Command+V, and now our shot looks quite a bit better. But what's really missing is a really strong sense of a thrashing water. When the shark is in a feeding frenzy, it's shaking its head around the water, swirling around, and so we have a couple other video elements that are going to give us that feeling. Let's bring those into the composition now. Let's close up the CINEMA imports and in the Water Footage folder, we're going to add in diver and boiling and let's start off with the diver.
Drag that into the top of the composition. What this is, is a shot overhead of a diver and he's releasing bubbles from his air valve and those bubbles are coming up towards the camera, and what those do is give us really a lot of bubble action, over this 10 frames. You can see there is a little bit of a diver. You can see the hoses from the diver down there and those are going to kind of disappear when we change the blending mode on this. So let's change the blending mode now to Overlay, and then adjust the Opacity down to about 35%.
So I'll hit T on the keyboard and go to the Opacity and bring it down to about 35%. Actually, let's bring that up a little bit. Let's make it about 50%. So now we have that sitting on top of our frame and it gives a lot of motion to the water and now we want to have some more intensity to that. So we're going to add the boiling movie in. So let's bring the boiling movie in and that is just water boiling in a clear glass container. And so I'll set that blending mode to Overlay as well and then adjust the Opacity a little bit.
Bring it down to about 50% or so again, there we go, and scrub through that animation. There we go. So now, you can see our shark is thrashing the water and as he bites the screen, we have a lot of movement in the water, and I think that's looking great. The next step in the process is going to be to copy and paste these settings into the other two transition shot files. So now I've got the other two shots composited, shot-002-B and shot-002-C. Let's close this up. And I went through the exact same process of duplicating the composition file.
I ended up with two compositions, shot -002-B and shot-002-C, and if I scrub through these guys, you can see there's shot-002-B. The shark is grabbing the camera and shot-002-C, it's charging right towards the lens there. So now we've got those shots all done and we're ready for the final assembling.
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