Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding detail with a sky environment, part of After Effects Guru: Working with 3D in C4D Lite.
Another great way to add detail to your materials and make…them lot a little more interesting is by adding a sky environment.…This'll make your materials function more like objects would in…the real world when they reflect other things around them.…When we get started, we'll going to add a sky environment.…Now, on that sky environment, I'm going to wrap…what's called an HDR image around that sky area.…Now you won't find this HDR image inside the project files.…What you'll need to do is go ahead…and browse online for royalty free HDR materials.…
In the full version of Cinema 4D, they have a…bunch of preset HDR materials that you have access to.…But in Cinema 4D Lite there isn't a preset for an HDR material.…So, like I said, I encourage you to just search online…for royalty free HDR materials and then you can…use one of those as you go through the project.…So, let's get started.…Alright, so inside the project, let's make sure we have the sky, cinema 4D layer…selected and then press command E or control…E on Windows to edit the original file.…
Author Ian Robinson walks through the basics of using C4D Lite and moving between C4D and After Effects. Learn to match your frame rates and project settings, create 3D type and other models, apply materials, add animation, and output your project for compositing in After Effects. Covering the basic linear workflow, this course is the perfect introduction for the experienced After Effects artist who's new to the C4D workflow.
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- Matching frame rates and project settings
- Exploring the render settings and linear workflow
- Creating 3D type with Extrude NURBs
- Repeating graphics with primitives and arrays
- Refining models with deformers
- Creating and applying materials
- Adding animation
- Defining multipass layers
- Working with cameras
- Extracting the C4D data in After Effects