Join EJ Hassenfratz for an in-depth discussion in this video Returning to CINEMA 4D for quick revisions, part of Mograph Techniques: Animating with C4D Effectors.
So you're done, or are you?…The client makes an 11th hour change, but no sweat. Since you set up…your scene's animation with stacked effectors, making changes is going to be a breeze.…So your client loves the animation, but they need another version that uses a…different word and they also want the entire animation to be 20 frames longer.…So we can jump back into our CINEMA 4D file.…So, the client wants you to make a second version, but instead of NEXT, they…want the word COMING UP.…So the first thing we're going to do is disable our Delay effectors because if…you can see, as I move around in the viewport, the Delay effectors are just…affecting the viewport kind of weirdly, so we're just going to disable those.…
Then we're going to scrub to where we have our word NEXT, and we're going to have…to jump back into our cube grid here and make some more holes to replace with…more Cube Text objects.…So, I'm going to hide the cube text right now, so you can the holes in our cube…grid. And I'm going to reselect our MoGraph selection tag and I'm just going to…
- Creating a cube grid with the MoGraph Cloner
- Creating first-, second-, and third-wave animations
- Using a null object to group and keyframe multiple effectors
- Limiting the influence of an effector
- Adding texture
- Using an HDRI map for reflections
- Lighting the scene
- Importing a CINEMA 4D project into After Effects
- Isolating and changing text color with object buffers
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: I rendered a Compositing Project File (AEC) from CINEMA 4D, but I am unable to import that file into After Effects.
A: In order to import an AEC file into After Effects, you will need to have the free Cinema 4D Importer plugin for After Effects installed. The plugin can be downloaded here: http://www.maxon.net/support/updates/plugins.html
For more information on this plugin, including instructions on how to install it, refer to Cinema 4D Essentials 5: Rendering and Compositing with Rob Garrott. The movie titled "Rendering and importing elements into After Effects" explains how to install this plugi