Join EJ Hassenfratz for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Morph Camera to create a smooth camera move, part of Mograph Techniques: Animating with C4D Effectors.
Adding a dynamic camera move can bring some extra energy and life to even still objects.…In this movie, you'll add a quick camera move to this promo animation.…So, we'll create our first camera here, and let's rename it Camera 1, and make…sure that we click on this so we're seeing the pointer view of the camera.…Now, we just need to frame this to frame our first word here at the beginning of…our camera animation here.…And we can also adjust this Focal Length here.…Let's bring it down to, say, 22.…If I zoom in, it gives a really nice perspective and depth to the scene.…
We are actually going to use a new R14 feature called the Morph Camera, and what…the Morph Camera does is basically morphs between two camera views, or more if…you have more than just two cameras.…So for right now we are going to create two cameras.…The first one is going to have the view at this angle and our second camera, if…we just go and Ctrl+Click and drag and rename this Camera 2. And then we are…going to click on this so we're looking through the view of this camera.…
- 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