Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a key light, part of Creating Flying Logos with After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite.
- Okay, let's add some more interesting lighting…to this logo,…so we get away from this flat, slab gray look.…Now you can go crazy, and add a whole bunch of lights…to individually light the size, the front,…each character, etcetera, etcetera.…I'm more of a minimalist when it comes to lighting,…particularly when I'm on deadline (chuckles).…You can light a scene like this with as few as two lights.…A real common concept in normal cinematography…is a two-light setup, where you have a key light,…your main illumination, somewhat head-on to the object,…maybe off to the side slightly,…and then what's called a fill light,…a dimmer light that fills in some of the too-dark areas,…or shadowy areas that are not covered by the key light.…
In normal cinematography,…it's also common to have a third light,…which is a so-called rim light, from behind.…That's good if your character has, say,…hair, or something like that,…so you can get that little bit of glow around their head.…It's far less effective in 3D.…Particularly when you have solid-body objects like this.…
- 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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