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
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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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