Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Render quality, part of After Effects Apprentice 17: Video Walls in CINEMA 4D Lite.
- We've spent a fair amount of time…improving the appearance of our video wall.…Now let's switch our focus to After Effects…and compositing other elements on top of this wall.…I'll make sure my Cinema 4D project has been saved,…switch programs back to After Effects.…Let's start by talking about render quality.…Obviously this software render is not going…to be acceptable for final output for a client.…You do have two other choices:…Standard Draft...…which does perform a nicer render of the scene,…and particularly of the video,…although I'm not getting my nice reflective…metallic texture, and I'm not getting my…lighting effects like specular highlights.…
Standard Final is what you want to use…for your final render, but as you'll see,…it takes considerably longer to render.…Although you can choose these three different…render engines inside the Cineware plugin,…if you really want to tweak your render quality,…you have to do that back in Cinema 4D.…And there are a couple things you might want to tweak.…For example, as I look along the top edge…
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