Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a custom material, part of After Effects Apprentice 17: Video Walls in CINEMA 4D Lite.
- In the previous movie, we used some texture presets…that were included with CINEMA 4D Lite…to go ahead and apply a metal texture…to the casing of our video wall.…In this movie, we need to create a custom texture…to map our video to the face of this wall.…So to do that, I'll go down to the Materials Manager,…click Create, and this time choose New Material…since I'm going to create one from scratch.…I'll double-click its name and call it Video,…and then I will double-click it…to open its very own Material Editor.…
I'll get a reduced version of it down here…in the Attributes Manager, but you'll get more options…and, frankly, an easier to use layout…in the Material Editor.…I want to replace the color of this video wall with a video.…So I'm going to have my Color channel selected and enabled,…and then next to Texture,…I'm going to click in this currently blank bar…to load a texture.…Click once, I'll navigate to our Exercise Files,…and in the Footage, Sources folder…for the CINEMA 4D Lite project,…there is a high resolution version of a baseball clip.…
These courses are designed for users who are familiar with 3D space in After Effects, but who have never used CINEMA 4D. This course includes an overview of the C4D Lite user interface, as well as setup information you need to know whenever you use live C4D layers in After Effects. A bonus chapter shows how to set up a C4D Lite and After Effects scene to maximize production efficiency—and minimize render times.
Look for the upcoming courses After Effects Apprentice 18 and 19 for more C4D Lite projects.
- Setting up your After Effects and C4D Lite projects
- Creating a rectangular spline for the video wall
- Using texture and lighting presets
- Creating a simple 3D camera move
- Creating 3D text in After Effects
- Converting a parametric object to polygons
- Compositing video walls