Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up CINEMA 4D (C4D) Lite, part of Creating Flying Logos with After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite.
- Once I've correctly setup my After Effects composition…now I can finally create a CINEMA 4D layer and project.…With my working composition selected I'll go up to…Layer, New, MAXON CINEMA 4D File…and call this project file ExtrudedMetroLogo.….c4d is the extension for CINEMA 4D. Click save.…You'll see it'll create a layer for me in my composition.…That layer will have applied to it the CINEWARE effect…and then MAXON CINEMA 4D Lite will automatically open.…
The first time you open CINEMA 4D Lite…you might see a couple additional screens…you're not seeing here.…One, you might be seeing a registration screen…which will allow you to add…a couple additional functions to CINEMA 4D Lite…and you probably also see a Check for Updates screen.…When you install After Effects CC…and it installs CINEMA 4D Lite,…it does not automatically install…the help files that come with CINEMA 4D.…Those are extraordinarily useful…so I would highly recommend making sure you choose…at least the English Quick Start,…and the English Documentation,…
- Preparing the logo in Adobe Illustrator
- Importing, extruding, and beveling the logo
- Simple texturing using material presets
- Key and fill lighting
- Keyframing a camera move
- Compositing in After Effects
- Rendering for video or the web
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Preparing the Files
2. Importing and Extruding the Logo
3. Lighting and Texturing the Logo
4. Animating and Rendering
5. Going Further
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