Whenever you're working with a multi-pass workflow inside of After Effects,…you want to make sure that you're actually using a linear workspace.…So, to show you how to change those settings, let's jump into our project.…As you can see, we have our linear workspace layers set up here,…and we have a specular layer, a shadow layer, and an ambient inclusion layer.…So definitely we've utilized our multi-pass workflow.…To make sure that After Effects…is in a linear workspace, we need to actually go to our project settings.…Then, go up under File > Project Settings.…
In there, you want to change the working space from none to SRGB.…Then you want to make sure to linearize the working space.…Now, quite often, you'll want to actually change the…bit depth to at least 16 bits per channel.…So, I like to use that as a good starting point.…When you're ready, then you can go ahead and click OK.…And that will linearize the workspace.…This takes a little extra processing power, but once you've actually…used linear workspace, I think you'll see, the results are quite excellent.…
Author Ian Robinson walks through the basics of using C4D Lite and moving between C4D and After Effects. Learn to match your frame rates and project settings, create 3D type and other models, apply materials, add animation, and output your project for compositing in After Effects. Covering the basic linear workflow, this course is the perfect introduction for the experienced After Effects artist who's new to the C4D workflow.
This course was created by Ian Robinson and produced by Rich Harrington. We are honored to host this content in our library.
- Matching frame rates and project settings
- Exploring the render settings and linear workflow
- Creating 3D type with Extrude NURBs
- Repeating graphics with primitives and arrays
- Refining models with deformers
- Creating and applying materials
- Adding animation
- Defining multipass layers
- Working with cameras
- Extracting the C4D data in After Effects