Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting your scene, part of After Effects Guru: Working with 3D in C4D Lite.
When it comes time to light inside of your Cinema 4D…project, any production experience you may have had is definitely going…to come in handy, because any traditional lighting techniques you've learned…inside of a studio definitely apply to lighting inside of Cinema.…So, now that we're into our project, let's go ahead and select our lighting…scene cinema file and press Cmd+E, or Ctrl+E on Windows to open the project.…Let's start by adding…a light to the project by going up to our Creation tools…and just clicking on the light bulb in the upper right corner.…
Notice once we've applied a light, we can no longer see our warning text.…That's because the light was automatically created there at the…origin so I need to reposition this light in the scene.…To better see where I'm positioning that light, let's go up…to a four up view by clicking the upper right hand corner.…Now I'm going to click on…the z axis and bring this light forwards a…little bit, and then bring it down in the scene.…I want it to sort of light from the lower left-hand corner of the word warning.…
Author Ian Robinson walks through the basics of using C4D Lite and moving between C4D and After Effects. Learn to match your frame rates and project settings, create 3D type and other models, apply materials, add animation, and output your project for compositing in After Effects. Covering the basic linear workflow, this course is the perfect introduction for the experienced After Effects artist who's new to the C4D workflow.
This course was created by Ian Robinson and produced by Rich Harrington. We are honored to host this content in our library.
- Matching frame rates and project settings
- Exploring the render settings and linear workflow
- Creating 3D type with Extrude NURBs
- Repeating graphics with primitives and arrays
- Refining models with deformers
- Creating and applying materials
- Adding animation
- Defining multipass layers
- Working with cameras
- Extracting the C4D data in After Effects