Cineware is the effect that's applied to a Cinema 4D…layer that's been created from within an After Effects project.…Now it's important to understand what you can and can't do with Cineware layers.…One of the questions I get all the time is, can I create…a 3D object and then start flying around that object within After Effects?…And make 3D adjustments to that 3D object, as though it were actually 3D…inside of After Effects. And the answer is no When you create a 3D…object with Cineware, it creates a flat 2D layer inside your After Effects project.…
Now After Effects is smart, and its…integration with Cinema 4D has been amazing,…because it will actually allow you to drop 2D elements into that 3D scene.…And you can render scenes that…look as though you have a 3D object directly in your project.…But the interchange is a little more complicated than that.…A lot of times I recommend that people create…their 3D objects by creating a cinema 4D layer.…And then literally doing all your animation that you want to do in a…
Author Ian Robinson walks through the basics of using C4D Lite and moving between C4D and After Effects. Learn to match your frame rates and project settings, create 3D type and other models, apply materials, add animation, and output your project for compositing in After Effects. Covering the basic linear workflow, this course is the perfect introduction for the experienced After Effects artist who's new to the C4D workflow.
This course was created by Ian Robinson and produced by Rich Harrington. We are honored to host this content in our library.
- Matching frame rates and project settings
- Exploring the render settings and linear workflow
- Creating 3D type with Extrude NURBs
- Repeating graphics with primitives and arrays
- Refining models with deformers
- Creating and applying materials
- Adding animation
- Defining multipass layers
- Working with cameras
- Extracting the C4D data in After Effects