Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating a camera move, part of After Effects Apprentice: 17 Video Walls in Cinema 4D Lite.
- I have a nice ending pose,…now I'd like to keyframe a camera move…that ended up in this pose.…However, keyframing in CINEMA 4D…is considerably different that keyframing in After Effects.…In my Object Manager I see my Objects,…which are similar to the Layer stack inside After Effects,…but no keyframing provisions here.…Instead, my visual indication are these dots…next to various parameters.…Each of these with the dot can be keyframed.…Now, CINEMA 4D does have a Window, Timeline…where you can look at things in a keyframe mode…or an F-Curve mode, which is similar…to the graph editor in After Effects.…
But we'll stick with using this normal user interface…inside CINEMA 4D.…It does have some helpful tools,…like the ability to record the position, scale…and rotation of the selected object.…It does have an auto key frame mode, but personally,…I find that sets too many keyframes for my liking.…So let's use the normal mode inside CINEMA 4D,…and warn you about the gotchas in it.…I want to end up on this pose,…so I need a keyframe for this pose…
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