In this project, we're going to create some 3D text using a…Maxon Cinema 4D layer that's already inside of our After Effects project.…So let's dive in.…If you look in the project panel in the upper…left corner, we have a composition and our Cinema 4D layer.…Now, just so you can see how my files are organized,…I'll jump over to my desktop where I have my exercise files.…Notice in our Chapter 2 folder, we have our…Aftereffects file, and then we also have a Cinema 4D Projects file.…That's where I have this Cinema 4D layer that's inside of our project.…
In order to edit a Cinema 4D project from inside After Effects, you…can select the layer in the Project panel, or in the Layers panel.…And then press Cmd+E, or Ctrl+E on Windows, to edit the original file.…Now our Cinema project is completely blank.…The areas…that we're going to focus on are up here in the upper-right corner.…These are our Create Tools.…This is where we'll create our 3D elements, and then anything…we create, it's going to end up here in the Objects Manager.…
Author Ian Robinson walks through the basics of using C4D Lite and moving between C4D and After Effects. Learn to match your frame rates and project settings, create 3D type and other models, apply materials, add animation, and output your project for compositing in After Effects. Covering the basic linear workflow, this course is the perfect introduction for the experienced After Effects artist who's new to the C4D workflow.
This course was created by Ian Robinson and produced by Rich Harrington. We are honored to host this content in our library.
- Matching frame rates and project settings
- Exploring the render settings and linear workflow
- Creating 3D type with Extrude NURBs
- Repeating graphics with primitives and arrays
- Refining models with deformers
- Creating and applying materials
- Adding animation
- Defining multipass layers
- Working with cameras
- Extracting the C4D data in After Effects