Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a basic material, part of Creating Flying Logos with After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite.
- To start colorizing your 3D objects…and add otherwise interesting surfaces to them,…you need to add what's known as materials to them.…Now, learning how to create nice materials…is a whole study all by itself,…but I'll go ahead and show you how to quickly create…simple colored materials, and then we'll cheat,…we'll show you how to use some of the presets…that come with Cinema 4D.…But first, let's go ahead and go down to this section…down here, which is normally our material library.…
It's empty because we've not created any yet.…So go down and click on Create,…and choose New Material.…Doing so opens up a Material Editor…over in the attributes panel.…You can also double-click a material…to open up a floating Material Editor.…You can use whichever is more convenient for you.…To make it easier for you to see what's going on,…let's go ahead and use this floating…Material Editor window for now.…The first thing I'm going to do is color this big M,…since that is the hero in this scene.…And if you remember, that was purple,…
- 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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