Join EJ Hassenfratz for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding ambient occlusion, part of Mograph Techniques: Creating a Bouncy Cartoon Logo in CINEMA 4D.
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- So we're almost ready to render our scene.…One thing I'd like to do…is create more contrast on our letters…by adding another level of shading…by applying some ambient occlusion.…Now ambient occlusion is a type of shading or shadowing…that occurs when an object blocks out ambient light.…So it adds another level of shading…and adds a little bit more realism to your objects.…So you can apply ambient occlusion either…in the Render Settings under Effect,…which is what I'll do,…but you can also apply it to, say, like a diffusion channel…and just bring it into a Effects Texture field right here.…
So you can apply it both ways.…I'm just gonna go with this…scene-wide Ambient Occlusion option here.…And let me turn on Interactive Render Region…so we can actually see this rendered…and see what our shading looks like.…So let me just quickly turn the Ambient Occlusion off…so you can see before and after.…So you can see we're losing a lot of that shading,…and if I turn it on,…you can see we just added some shading in here,…
Author EJ Hassenfratz uses CINEMA 4D to extrude 3D text from Illustrator letterforms and animate the letters individually utilizing the very versatile Jiggle deformer, which applies fun, unique movements to each one. Then he adds bright, cheerful textures and lighting to the scene, and composites the final effect in After Effects, incorporating some finishing touches that will make your logo seem even more playful and expressive.
- Creating and designing cartoony 3D logo type
- Preparing text to be animated
- Animating with the Jiggle deformer, vertex maps, and other deformers
- Adding random, undulating movement
- Texturing and lighting the logo
- Setting for render
- Compositing in After Effects
- Adding motion blur and color correction