Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Increasing the shadow density, part of After Effects Apprentice 17: Video Walls in CINEMA 4D Lite.
- [Voiceover] I like shadows and vignetting.…I think they do a lot to add to the believability of a scene…and a bit of the mystery of the scene.…I also like vignetting to draw the viewer's attention…to the center of the screen, so they don't treat…all portions of it equally.…I have a little bit of a shadow going on here,…but I want to see if I can improve that shadow…around the edge of my bezel at all.…The first thing I'm going to do…is select my Studio Ring Spots and look at the Spot Options.…So I scroll through this list,…I see that I do have a Shadow Type I can play with.…
It's defaulting to a Shadow Map (Soft).…Let's change it to None just to see if it is doing anything,…and indeed there was a shadow caused by that.…I want to compare the different Shadow Type options,…so for that, I will take advantage again…of our Picture Viewer.…Let's render this whole scene to the Picture Viewer.…I'm going to rename this "no shadow"…so I can more easily compare these different results.…I'll close this for now,…change my Shadow Type back to the Soft Map,…
These courses are designed for users who are familiar with 3D space in After Effects, but who have never used CINEMA 4D. This course includes an overview of the C4D Lite user interface, as well as setup information you need to know whenever you use live C4D layers in After Effects. A bonus chapter shows how to set up a C4D Lite and After Effects scene to maximize production efficiency—and minimize render times.
Look for the upcoming courses After Effects Apprentice 18 and 19 for more C4D Lite projects.
- Setting up your After Effects and C4D Lite projects
- Creating a rectangular spline for the video wall
- Using texture and lighting presets
- Creating a simple 3D camera move
- Creating 3D text in After Effects
- Converting a parametric object to polygons
- Compositing video walls