Join EJ Hassenfratz for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up to render for After Effects (AE), part of Mograph Techniques: Animating with C4D Effectors.
Since you can bring CINEMA 4D camera data into After Effects, you want to plan…ahead on what kind of effects and 3D scene data you will need for finishing…inside of After Effects.…You also want to take stock of all the render passes needed to ensure that you…only need to be rendering out of CINEMA 4D once.…So the first thing we are going to need to do is you're going to need to place…a null object in our scene in this 3D space that can be used inside of After…Effects to place our 2D text that will have all the retail information on shows…and times for our fake PIXEL TV network.…
So to do this we're going to add a null, and we're going to get out of this…Morph Camera view by just unchecking the view button, and I can move around…freely in the viewport.…I'm going to position this null so it's just a little bit in front of the cube grid.…I'm just going to move it over here.…It doesn't really matter so much as where it is in X and Y space, but just…making sure that it's placed correctly in Z space, because I can easily change…
- 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