Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Converting fonts to outlines, part of Creating Flying Logos with After Effects and CINEMA 4D Lite.
- We'll start by converting our logo…into a format required by Cinema 4D Lite.…Chances are that your client has had their logo…created in a program such as Adobe Illustrator.…This means it was created using fonts, or path outlines,…nice vectors that can be scaled to any size…including for clean reproduction in print,…which usually requires a higher resolution.…If the client gives you a jpeg or other…bitmap version of the file, ask them if they have…an Illustrator version somewhere.…Now, if you're fortunate, they've already converted…their logo to outlines, but there's a chance…that includes imbedded fonts and there's a chance…you may not have those fonts installed.…
So, let's see what that means.…I'll double-click it to open it up in Adobe Illustrator,…and you'll see that I get a warning message…that this particular file uses the fonts…Blakely Black and Blakely Bold,…and I don't have them currently installed on my computer.…Fortunately, if you have an Adobe Creative Cloud…subscription, you have access to Adobe Typekit,…
- Preparing the logo in Adobe Illustrator
- Importing, extruding, and beveling the logo
- Simple texturing using material presets
- Key and fill lighting
- Keyframing a camera move
- Compositing in After Effects
- Rendering for video or the web
Skill Level Beginner
CINEMA 4D R16 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson9h 35m Beginner
1. Preparing the Files
2. Importing and Extruding the Logo
3. Lighting and Texturing the Logo
4. Animating and Rendering
5. Going Further
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