Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Checking your work, part of After Effects Apprentice 17: Video Walls in CINEMA 4D Lite.
- Our model initially does not look all that interesting.…It's just a sort of dull-looking piece of…gray plastic, metal, clay?…It's hard to tell.…Well, that's because Cinema 4D defaults to…a very low resolution, low fidelity previewing scheme…so you can and make changes very quickly.…You see that I am getting…some specular highlights, et cetera.…So you are getting some clues of what a model looks like.…If you really want to see what…it's going to look like rendered, that's when…you click on the Render View switch.…The shortcut is CMD + R on Mac, Ctrl + R on Windows.…
Click on that.…Now I'm getting a better idea of what the default…lighting, shadows looks like on this object.…In the next chapter, we're going to…greatly improve the lighting and texture.…In addition to rendering this view,…you can also Render to Picture Viewer.…The picture viewer is a way of saving snapshots…of your progress for doing AB comparisons.…I'm going to go ahead and add this to my picture viewer now,…so I have this first step to remind me…
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