Join EJ Hassenfratz for an in-depth discussion in this video Using object buffers to isolate and change text color, part of Mograph Techniques: Animating with C4D Effectors.
Setting up your object buffers in CINEMA 4D is very important for when you need…to isolate certain objects in the scene for any reason.…In this movie, I'll show you how you can use the object buffers to isolate the…cube text so you can change its color.…So in our project window here, if you go look under Special Passes, you can see…we have our object buffer 1 that we rendered out of CINEMA 4D.…Let's double-click this and see what it looks like.…You can see that this is basically just a black-and-white matte that just has…our cube text on it.…
So we'll be using this as a matte to cut out the text from our main scene and…isolate it so we can just change the color.…So let's close this window.…So the main two passes that we'll have to deal with are Specular and Diffuse,…because this contains most of our color information.…These other passes are just overlays that just have reflection and shadow.…We really don't need to worry about those.…Let's unsolo those.…What we're going to need to do is just select both of these and make them a…
- 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