Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Improving render quality, part of After Effects Apprentice 18: 3D Text CINEMA 4D Lite.
- [Voiceover] Here is a render…of our pretty much, final scene in After Effects.…It looks pretty nice, but one thing I do have an issue with…is the way that we're getting the little traveling sparklies…along some of these characters.…It's particularly flashing along the L.…You might think it's pretty, like fireflies.…What it really is, is a lack of quality.…These edges are being aliased,…so you're getting a roughness…where there should be smoothness.…I would prefer to smooth this out,…and I spend a lot of time improving…the quality of my render…before I hand it over to the client.…
I'll stop my preview,…select my main Cinema 4D layer.…And you'll see in the render settings,…we have very few choices…to improve the render quality.…I'm already at the highest quality…that the Cineware effect allows.…So to tweak the quality of this render,…I need to go back to Cinema 4D Lite.…So I'll tap back to that program.…I'll switch back just to my View 1,…turn on my Interactive Render Region…so I can see some of this text up close.…
The first course in the series, After Effects Apprentice 17, includes an overview of the C4D Lite user interface, as well as important setup information you need to know whenever you use live C4D layers in After Effects. We recommend you watch it first if you have no prior experience with C4D.
- Extruding 3D text and Illustrator artwork
- Beveling letters
- Creating animations using the Fracture object and plain effector
- Texturing and lighting
- Adding a camera move in After Effects
- Using multipass renders
- Simulating glass-like effect distortions
- Improving render quality