Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying fracture to separate the characters, part of After Effects Apprentice: 18 3D Text Cinema 4D Lite.
- [Voiceover] In this chapter, we're gonna animate the text,…that we've created in CINEMA 4D Lite.…Our first step, it to separate this one object,…into individual characters, so that we can create…a cascading animation, where each character…comes on individually.…To get a better view what's going on,…I'm gonna take advantage of my different Panel views.…Here are our defaults of looking at any one specific view,…or all four views at once, but underneath…the Arrangement menu, we have lots of other layout choices.…Since our text is pretty wide, I wanna choose…one of these views, that allows me to see…the text at its full width, but still allows me to also see,…perhaps, side and top views of our text while we animate it.…
So now we have a nice overview of our text,…but we can also look down on the text…as characters fly in from behind, or from the side.…To break up this one object into it's individual components,…we need to use, one of the MoGraph objects.…In this case I need to use MoGraph, Fracture.…If you're not seeing this in your copy of CINEMA 4D Lite,…
The first course in the series, After Effects Apprentice 17, includes an overview of the C4D Lite user interface, as well as important setup information you need to know whenever you use live C4D layers in After Effects. We recommend you watch it first if you have no prior experience with C4D.
- Extruding 3D text and Illustrator artwork
- Beveling letters
- Creating animations using the Fracture object and plain effector
- Texturing and lighting
- Adding a camera move in After Effects
- Using multipass renders
- Simulating glass-like effect distortions
- Improving render quality