Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Production challenges, part of After Effects Apprentice 17: Video Walls in CINEMA 4D Lite.
- We've created a pretty nice looking scene…with not a lot of effort.…The problem with our scene is that it's really,…really slow.…If I change my render settings in Cineware…to final, then switch back to Cinema 4D,…go to its render settings and pick something acceptable…for our final render, a good at best,…even step down to just one to one anti-aliasing…for the minimum, four to four for the max.…Keep my lower threshold.…Save, return.…We'll see that each frame takes a very long time…to render inside After Effects.…
3D simple takes a lot longer to process…than simple 2D does, or even the two and a half D…that After Effects supports in its so-called…3D environment.…If the client came along on deadline,…particularly in a real network and said look, we…have to change this video out and we need a new final…ready in 10 minutes, there's no way you can meet…that deadline with this rendering time.…So in a real production environment,…you'll find most artists would not include…the video as part of the 3D render.…Since 3D takes so long, changing the video…
These courses are designed for users who are familiar with 3D space in After Effects, but who have never used CINEMA 4D. This course includes an overview of the C4D Lite user interface, as well as setup information you need to know whenever you use live C4D layers in After Effects. A bonus chapter shows how to set up a C4D Lite and After Effects scene to maximize production efficiency—and minimize render times.
Look for the upcoming courses After Effects Apprentice 18 and 19 for more C4D Lite projects.
- Setting up your After Effects and C4D Lite projects
- Creating a rectangular spline for the video wall
- Using texture and lighting presets
- Creating a simple 3D camera move
- Creating 3D text in After Effects
- Converting a parametric object to polygons
- Compositing video walls