Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use the exercise files, part of Creating Flying Logos with After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite.
- If you have access to the exercise files that come with this course, they're very simple. They're basically a logo that I created using Adobe Illustrator. I created two versions. One that relies on a font, and another where that font has already been converted to outlines. And that distinction will become very apparent in the next movie. They happen to use Illustrator CC 2014. I've also included a nice little half-HD background movie, contributed by Artbeats, thank you very much, folks.
And they've all be wrapped into an After Effects project, and the version used here was After Effects CC 2014.1. I'll double-click that to open it. In the scene, we have this horses folder with that movie and the two different versions of the Adobe Illustrator files. If you don't have access to these exercise files, you could create almost any simple file using fonts or outlines in Illustrator, and follow along more or less. And for bonus points, you might want to have a little background movie that we're going to be using for some advanced lighting and texture mapping later on in this course.
In any case, hopefully all the descriptions will be clear enough that you'll get an idea of the general flow to do this with whatever logo your client gives you. And with that said, let's start working on preparing that Adobe Illustrator logo for Cinema 4D.
- 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