Adding an environment channel


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Adding an environment channel

An environment channel can also be added to material to simulate reflection. We're in chapter 8 of 3C 4D. And, if you want to follow along, you can open that, too. I've created a metallic material here. If I double-click to open up the Material Editor. I can add an environment channel. Now I've already added that here. You'll see I've added the environment channel. At the moment it's just using a white color for the environment. And you can adjust the brightness of that here using this slider. But at the moment, it's not really doing anything.

So what we're going to do is load a texture. So I'm going to load the same picture that I used for the reflection channel, the instrumental video9.jpg, which is a frame from the video that I'm going to have playing in the background in Aftereffects. And you can see immediately that, that video or that image is actually being reflected onto the metallic surface of my robot. Now I can choose blending modes I could choose add o...

Adding an environment channel
Video duration: 2m 20s 9h 33m Beginner Updated Apr 08, 2016

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Adding an environment channel provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Angie Taylor as part of the CINEMA 4D Lite for After Effects: Getting Started

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