Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting your scene, part of After Effects CC 2013 Essential Training.
Adding lights to your Cinema 4D project will certainly add more dimensions to your…models. Now they tend to work hand in hand with…texture, so a lot of times when I light scenes I end up going back and making…adjustments to my texture. Now in this video, we're going to focus…specifically on lighting this glassy H plus logo.…And to do that, we need to be in Cinema. So let's make sure we have the…Lighting.c4d file selected in the Project panel and press Cmd + E or Ctrl + E on…Windows to edit the original file. Once in Cinema, you'll notice that we have…two models. We have our bars et cetera and then we…have our h+ logo. I'm going to focus specifically on the h+…logo for now. If you look at the materials that are…applied in the scene, let's double-click on the middle material.…
With our Material Editor open, notice we have a color channel, transparency,…reflection and specular. All of those things are going to be…affected by the lights that we add to our scene.…Let's go ahead and close the Material Editor and to create a light in the scene,…
- Video terminology
- Creating your first composition
- Using layers, masks, blend modes, and track mattes
- Parenting objects
- Building complex objects with Pre-compose
- Exploring the ray-traced 3D renderer
- Understanding the order of effects
- Creating 3D projects from Illustrator files
- Lighting a scene
- Animating type on a path
- Using Keylight for green-screen footage
- Archiving projects
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 6/18/2014. What changed?
A: We added new movies to the "Fundamentals of After Effects" chapter, reorganized and re-recorded the "Up and Running" and "Keying Green Screen Footage" chapters, and added new movies on Color Finesse 3 and masking individual effects.
Q: When I try to open a project file, After Effects tells me I need to update my system, since the file was made with version 13.0. But I already installed the most recent After Effects update. Why can't I open the project?
Q: This course was updated on 11/03/2014. What changed?
A: We updated 25 movies to reflect changes to the Creative Cloud 2014 release of After Effects. This includes the new optimized user interface and enhanced Cineware and CINEMA 4D Lite pipeline. The new movies are labeled with the "(CC 2014.1)" tag.