Creating animation inside of Cinema 4D is a pretty simple process and…it's very similar to how you would work inside of After Effects.…Let me show you what I'm talking about.…In our project, we have our animation composition…and of course, our creating animation C4D file.…Let's create that animation inside of Cinema 4D.…I'm going to press Cmd E to edit the…original file and open our Cinema 4D project.…If we take a second look at the project,…notice that we have a camera that's already been…added to the scene and we are viewing our…view through that camera because this target is white.…
If I disable that view, you can see that default camera setting.…So let's enable that view and we'll start…by creating animation just by using automatic keyframes.…Now, before I turn on automatic keyframing,…one of the things I like to do is actually go in…and make adjustments to my animation as though I were animating the camera.…So, this close angle is pretty similar to the view…that I'd like to create when I create the animation.…
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