Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating and kerning text in C4D Lite, part of After Effects Apprentice 18: 3D Text CINEMA 4D Lite.
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- [Voiceover] Let's create our text in CINEMA 4D.…To do that, I'm gonna go up to the Spline icon,…click and hold, and select Text.…This will create just the splines for text.…It will not create the actual model yet.…I'll select that.…The default word is Text.…This new object will be selected in my Objects Manager…and because of that, these parameters…will appear down in the Attributes Manager.…If I accidentally deselect my text,…you notice the Attributes Manager goes blank,…no problem,…either select the Text back in your viewport…or in your Objects Manager…and you'll get the parameters back.…
Okay. First thing is I want to make this word "electricity."…This is where you need to check your spelling.…I have a bad habit of mistyping words.…Here's my word.…It's offset to the right.…I think I like it to be centered,…so the center of my word is at my origin,…the center of my world.…To do that, I will change the Alignment from Left to Middle.…That's better.…And now I'm gonna check if I need to clean up…any of my spacing between the characters.…
The first course in the series, After Effects Apprentice 17, includes an overview of the C4D Lite user interface, as well as important setup information you need to know whenever you use live C4D layers in After Effects. We recommend you watch it first if you have no prior experience with C4D.
- Extruding 3D text and Illustrator artwork
- Beveling letters
- Creating animations using the Fracture object and plain effector
- Texturing and lighting
- Adding a camera move in After Effects
- Using multipass renders
- Simulating glass-like effect distortions
- Improving render quality