Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video After Effects project and composition settings, part of After Effects Apprentice: 17 Video Walls in Cinema 4D Lite.
Although there is an after effects 3D render pipeline…between After Effects, and CINEMA 4D Lite,…there's some information that they don't share,…namely their project settings,…and their composition settings.…Therefore, it's up to you to manually synchronize…your composition settings in After Effects,…to the project settings in CINEMA 4D,…and also to take some of the similar 4D project settings,…and to bring those back into After Effects.…This is something you need to do every time…you start a project that uses CINEMA 4D Lite…in conjunction with After Effects.…
In this movie, we'll cover what you need to set up…what information you need to get out of After Effects,…and then the next one will cover the CINEMA 4D…side of the equation.…The first thing you need to do is…open up your File, Project Settings,…and make a couple of important changes here.…One, CINEMA 4D is actually color manged,…which is a very nice thing.…It's rare among 3D applications.…It defaults to the sRGB working space.…sRGB is very similar to Hi-def.…
These courses are designed for users who are familiar with 3D space in After Effects, but who have never used CINEMA 4D. This course includes an overview of the C4D Lite user interface, as well as setup information you need to know whenever you use live C4D layers in After Effects. A bonus chapter shows how to set up a C4D Lite and After Effects scene to maximize production efficiency—and minimize render times.
Look for the upcoming courses After Effects Apprentice 18 and 19 for more C4D Lite projects.
- Setting up your After Effects and C4D Lite projects
- Creating a rectangular spline for the video wall
- Using texture and lighting presets
- Creating a simple 3D camera move
- Creating 3D text in After Effects
- Converting a parametric object to polygons
- Compositing video walls