Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Taming specular highlights, part of After Effects Apprentice 17: Video Walls in CINEMA 4D Lite.
- Now that I've perfected my camera move,…I'm going to work on making this video wall…look just that little bit better.…It's that infamous final 10% that takes over half the time.…Anyway, in the View Port I am going to change the panel…to just View 1, to give me a big view…of this particular screen.…And I can either press Command R, Control R…to render it, or better yet,…I think I'm going to take advantage…of the Interactive Render Region.…They have it automatically…you re-render this video for me.…I'll initially have it just render the whole scene,…but I might tighten up to a smaller area later on.…
When I look at this scene…a couple things strike me as not being perfect.…One, it's a bit washed out.…That might be a sign of the light…causing too much glare on the screen.…Two, I wish there was a bit more shadow around these edges…just to get some natural vignetting.…And three, when I look at the white uniform,…it's looking a bit blown out every now and then.…So let's fix these three issues with this video wall.…
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