Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying a material preset, part of After Effects Apprentice 17: Video Walls in CINEMA 4D Lite.
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- Now that we have some nice lighting…applied to our video wall,…let's give it some color and some texture…by using the materials manager.…In this movie we're going to use some presets…provided with CINEMA 4D Lite…to give it a nice overall color and texture,…then in the next movie, we will create a custom texture…to map our video onto the face of this object.…Down here in the materials manager,…you'll see we already have a few materials loaded.…Those came with the studio ring spotlights,…but we want to create our own materials,…then apply to our model.…
To do that, we'll click on create, load material preset,…to take advantage of the presets…that come with CINEMA 4D Lite,…light, materials…and since I'm kind of going for a…smart phone sort of theme here,…I think I'm going to pick something from the metal category.…Feel free to play with these other ones as well.…Now people like their bling, so let's try awards gold…to start with.…You'll see a new sphere had appeared down here…in the material manager.…To apply it to an object,…
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