Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Previewing in After Effects, part of Creating Flying Logos with After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite.
- I have my lits and colorized logo.…I'm gonna press F8…and show you that I have a camera animation.…Now it's time to take this into After Effects…and marry it over a background.…I press F8 again to stop my Preview,…make sure that I have saved my Cinema 4D project,…and bring After Effects back to the front.…Here's my initial pose in After Effects.…You notice that its current time indicator…now takes over the render in Cinema 4D.…But there's a few issues here.…
One, it doesn't look very nice, to be honest.…That's the because the default renderer…in the Cineware plug-in that makes all this magic possible,…is set to Software.…It's relatively fast and interactive,…but it's a very low quality render.…One positive thing is that it does show you…where the ground plane was in your 3D world.…But to make it look better,…I'm gonna choose one of the standard renderers.…Draft is a simplified version of the rendering engine…I had in Cinema 4D when I was not using…the interactive render region.…
And Standard Final gives me that nice,…
- Preparing the logo in Adobe Illustrator
- Importing, extruding, and beveling the logo
- Simple texturing using material presets
- Key and fill lighting
- Keyframing a camera move
- Compositing in After Effects
- Rendering for video or the web
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Preparing the Files
2. Importing and Extruding the Logo
3. Lighting and Texturing the Logo
4. Animating and Rendering
5. Going Further
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