Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video How far we have come, part of Creating Flying Logos with After Effects and CINEMA 4D Lite.
- So let's remember just how far we've come. We started with this original flat logo in Adobe Illustrator brought it into Cinema 4D Lite, extruded it, lit it, added color and texture to it, animated a camera around it, and ended up with this final animation, all in under a couple hours. Like I told you in the beginning, you now know enough to be dangerous, to go ahead and create simple flying logos like this. Now if you want to take this further, there's plenty of other great courses out there on After Effects, and on Cinema 4D.
And I do suggest you set aside some time to learn how to master these. The better you get, the better your final app is going to look. But in the meantime, I hope you feel encouraged, feel empowered that you, too, can just go ahead and take those flat pieces of Illustrator artwork and create some really cool looking imagery with them.
- 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