Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Keyframing the move, part of After Effects Apprentice: 18 3D Text Cinema 4D Lite.
- [Voiceover] To animate this camera movement…I'll select my camera, press P for position,…and shift-A for this point of interest where it's aiming,…and enable key framing for both of those parameters.…If I went all the way back to the start of my composition,…I won't be able to see my text,…so it's kind of hard to see where it's supposed to go.…I could go back to my C40 layer, change it to the software…renderer, see my ground plane and kind of guess.…I'm gonna go to a point here in time…where my text is starting to come on…and go ahead and change to a more visible renderer…like standard final or standard draft…depending how fast my computer is,…and then use the same tools to change my pose.…
For example, I ended looking up at the text,…but now that means that this text…is flying from below and on up.…Let's pull the camera so that at least the text…is flying on from somewhere around the center line…or maybe even slightly higher, flying into position.…Yeah, I think I like that.…Now I could orbit this direction so I could see…
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