Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Merging the AE camera into C4D, part of After Effects Apprentice: 19 Motion Tracking with Cinema 4D Lite.
- [Voiceover] I have my crown in After Effects following…the camera move that I extracted in After Effects.…That's great.…However, I suspect these two roles…are still not quite the same.…'Cause while I'm looking at the crown…from an angle like this…or straight on at the end of my clip…when I go back to cinema I have this default view…on this crown.…It'd be great if the two could use the same cameras in both…programs if I could make sure that my perspectives match.…I can do that.…
Let's go back to After Effects and with the Cinema 4D…layer selected go back to the effect controls panel…and underneath commands click merge.…That will merge this After Effects camera into the…cinema 4D project.…Now here's a small gotcha.…You might think that camera actually is in the file.…I'll even save my After Effects project.…If I tab back to cinema 4D I see…no camera inside this object manager.…I found that quite often I need to actually…close the cinema project then reopen it.…
File, open, go up and select my C40 crown.…And now I have my After Effects camera inside the…
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.
- 3D camera tracking
- Setting a ground plane and origin
- Merging an After Effects camera move into a C4D project
- Adding a 3D model to the scene
- Casting and compositing shadows
- Improving the final composite