Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying a texture preset, part of After Effects Apprentice 18: 3D Text CINEMA 4D Lite.
- [Voiceover] We've created a nice animation for our text,…but now we need to make it look prettier.…Right now, it just has this basic white color.…I'll hover my cursor over the display I want to render…and type command r on Mac, control r on Windows.…There's my preview, and it's not all that pretty.…Again, I could hover my cursor over any of these views,…hit command or control r to render them.…I think rather than using this default, white color,…I'd like something that was more of a glass block…like what we discussed earlier.…So to do that, I wanna take advantage of Materials.…
I'm gonna change my Panel view to just a View 1,…so I get to see the text very large.…I'm gonna move it around so I can see it…pretty close to full size here so I can really enjoy…and closely study the final result.…And I'm gonna set this up so I can see a few…of the characters animating, so I get to see them…at different angles of rotation, as well.…You can create textures from scratch.…You can also take advantage of the texture presets…
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