Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Beveling the characters, part of After Effects Apprentice: 18 3D Text Cinema 4D Lite.
- [Voiceover] Now, the next thing I want to do is…I want to want to make this look a bit more interesting.…Let's go back to View 1 again.…Instead of just a very simple edge,…I want to give it a bevel or a fillet…to make it look like it was a more…intricately designed object…and also to give me something…for light to catch off of…when I move around it.…To do that,…with Extrude selected,…I'll move over to the Caps tab…and change the start and end…from just having a simple cap…to having a fillet, a bevel, and a cap.…
You see the default is rather large.…Let's go ahead and knock that down a little bit.…That's a bit more elegant.…I'll do the same to the back cap…and again I'll knock that down…to the same size…and I can tweak these later to taste.…And then I'll press two,…click and drag to zoom in…so I can see these in more detail.…One click and drag…so we can see the tops of it better.…I've a nice kind of chopped off simple bevel edge here.…The problem is is that my fillet type is convex…which is supposed to be a curved bevel of some type.…
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