Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Refining the animation in the F-curve editor, part of After Effects Apprentice 18: 3D Text CINEMA 4D Lite.
- [Voiceover] We're previewing our animation in Cinema 4D.…I'm noticing that it does seem to have a sort of ease in…and ease out to the movements of my vector source field.…That's the default in Cinema to go ahead and automatically…ease your speed up from a start to full speed…and then down to a resting speed at the last key frame.…However, I think I prefer a slightly different…speed curve to this.…I think I prefer things to start quickly…then maybe slow down more towards the end.…To do that I'm gonna temporarily pause my playback…and open up Window Timeline.…
This allows me to either see the keyframes,…some absolute frame numbers or to switch to F-curve mode,…which is known as function curves.…This is the same as the After Effects Graph Editor.…I'll select a plane.…You don't initially see the extents of my animation.…That's okay, I can use these handy icons…to zoom up and down.…There's the parameter range.…And now I see my easing.…If I like I can go ahead and open up the plane effecter…so I can see exactly what my keyframe's for.…
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.
- Extruding 3D text and Illustrator artwork
- Beveling letters
- Creating animations using the Fracture object and plain effector
- Texturing and lighting
- Adding a camera move in After Effects
- Using multipass renders
- Simulating glass-like effect distortions
- Improving render quality