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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 rnd page is the next shot we are going to work on. So, let's go to the Audio-Video folder and open up the CINEMA imports and get shot-004-shark as our starting point. I'll duplicate the composition, Command+ D on the keyboard, and hit Enter and get rid of all that extra stuff, so it's just shot-004, and let's move that to the Working comps folder. And then we can open up that composition, shot-004, and in shot-004 we are going to drag in the RGBA Pass from the Special Passes, let's get that in here, and I put it down on top of everything else.
We could turn those other layers off just in case so there is no mistaking that we don't need them. And now if we scrub through this we can see that there is our shark swimming through. Next thing we need to have is our logo on top of that. And our logo is in a separate render folder so let's drag in the logo-render and that is just a single file, and we don't need the composition for it. All we need is the actual logo-render tif sequence. If we drag that in here, we can see there is our logo on top of everything, whoosh! It animates right into position and then there is a slow push.
I'd like this logo to blend into the background, so let's adjust this Opacity downward. I am going to hit T on the keyboard and bring this down to about 40%. There we go. That's a little too much. We should bring that back to about 55 or 60%, there we go. And now our logo comes in a frame and it feels as if it's in the water as well, and that's just how we need it. Now we can get our murky and character elements from the shot and copy and paste them into this scene.
So I go back to shot-001 and I have that open already, but just in case you don't, it's going to be in the Working comps folder, shot-001. And I am going to take some layers from this. So, I'll take the More Darker and hold on the Command key and get grain, brighter, darker, fractal noise and tiny_bubbles. Let's copy this, Command+C, and go to shot-004 and paste it down, Command+V. And now our shark looks really nice.
I've got the logo in there, we've got our shark swimming through and it feels really murky and has a lot of character just like the first shot's. Our goal for this movie was to get our shot-004 put together, combining the shark element and the logo element into the frame, and giving a logo a little bit of transparency so that it blend it into the scene, and adding some character using the layers from shot-001, and I think it's looking fantastic.
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