Join EJ Hassenfratz for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing assets and compositing passes in After Effects, part of Mograph Techniques: Creating a Bouncy Cartoon Logo in CINEMA 4D.
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With our scene rendered, it's time to import…our rendered assets into After Effects…by importing the AEC file we created from Cinema 4D.…If one didn't save out when you rendered,…just go to your Cinema 4D project file…and save out this AEC compositing project file.…So, we can now go into After Effects and import that file.…We'll go to Import, File and then find that AEC…file that we created in Cinema 4D…and we'll just open that up and you can see that…that automatically imported all of our passes.…
So, we got our special passes, our motion pass…and our object buffer and then,…we also have a composition.…If I double-click to open it,…we already have our passes composited…with their correct blending modes.…So, that's pretty awesome.…That AEC file does all that work for you.…So, the first thing I wanna do is go into our…bits per channel and change that to 16…since we rendered out at 16 bits per channel…and hit OK.…The next thing I wanna do is go into our…same project settings and go to…SRGB so we actually work in the same…
Author EJ Hassenfratz uses CINEMA 4D to extrude 3D text from Illustrator letterforms and animate the letters individually utilizing the very versatile Jiggle deformer, which applies fun, unique movements to each one. Then he adds bright, cheerful textures and lighting to the scene, and composites the final effect in After Effects, incorporating some finishing touches that will make your logo seem even more playful and expressive.
- Creating and designing cartoony 3D logo type
- Preparing text to be animated
- Animating with the Jiggle deformer, vertex maps, and other deformers
- Adding random, undulating movement
- Texturing and lighting the logo
- Setting for render
- Compositing in After Effects
- Adding motion blur and color correction