Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Reducing luminance clipping, part of After Effects Apprentice 17: Video Walls in CINEMA 4D Lite.
- The next imperfection I'm going to tackle…is this white uniform on this player.…It's looking really blown out,…and kind of flat colored and posterized in through here.…Let's look at it earlier in time,…when we have a much closer view of this uniform,…like around there.…It is indeed looking rather blown out,…particularly when I see how gray the video looks…up on my test swatch here.…So let's play around with the strength…of the video in my Color channel.…Now if I wanted the video to always be…the exact same strength regardless,…I would have put it into…the Luminance channel,…and have it actually broadcast this light.…
But I want it to interact with lights and shadows,…that's why I put it in the Color channel.…Now since these pants are blown out,…my first thought is maybe the lights are too bright,…and they're overamplifying the colors in this video.…But when I look at the rest of my scene,…my video wall is already rather moody and underlit.…So I don't think I want to reduce…the overall lighting in the scene,…what I need to do is reduce…
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