Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a rectangular spline, part of After Effects Apprentice 17: Video Walls in CINEMA 4D Lite.
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- Now that we have all of that prep work out of the way,…we could actually start building our video wall…in Cinema 4D.…If I had previously closed my Cinema 4D project, I would…select the C4D layer in my composition, and use Edit,…Edit Original to load it into Cinema 4D.…Since this project is already open in Cinema, I'll just…switch programs, and here it is open in Cinema.…For my video wall, the first thing I want to do is create…a rectangle to map that video onto.…To do that, I'm going to use the Spline Tool.…
As I hover my cursor over, the tool tip says Draw a freehand…spline, but as you learned earlier, anything with a little…black triangle in the lower right corner means there's more…choices if you just click and hold the mouse button down.…And in this case, one of the choices is indeed creating…a brand new rectangle.…Rectangle has appeared in my Objects Manager.…It is selected.…And that means its attributes appear down here in the…Attribute Manager.…I'm going to click on Basic.…I can change my name if I want to.…
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