Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the projects, part of After Effects Apprentice: 18 3D Text Cinema 4D Lite.
The first thing we need to do is…make sure that After Effects and…Cinema 4D Lite are on the same page…when it comes to project and composition settings.…Whenever you create a Cinema 4D Lite…composition in After Effects you will need…to go to the After Effects project settings…change the working space from its default of…None to SRGB, that's the default that Cinema…uses, and enable linearized working space.…This is a different way of blending colors…that better reflects the way that our eyes…actually work compared to the way the…computer's preferred to work.…
Again, these settings are the defaults in…Cinema 4D Lite. You need to set them inside…After Effects for your project.…Then, in your After Effects composition,…you need to open up its settings,…make sure you have the dimensions and…the frame right as well as the duration.…After Effects defaults to working in SMPTE…time code where Cinema 4D works in…absolute frame count. That's okay.…Hold down command on MAC or control…on Windows, click on your time display…in the composition panel and it will change…
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