You can save a compositing file from Cinema 4D to use in programs such as Adobe After Effects. In this video, learn the powerful AEC workflow for compositing multipass renders.
- [Instructor] Let's take a look at the AEC workflow.…And so what we can do is first we need to make sure…we have the AEC or the plugin installed in After Effects.…And you'll find it in your Cinema 4D folder,…that's an Exchange plugins folder,…and you can then just unzip the importer here,…and then drop it in your After Effects plugins folder.…And if After Effects is already open,…make sure you restart it.…To get an AEC file out of Cinema 4D,…we come into our render settings at down here…you can see the compositing project file.…
We'll check on save.…We'll make sure the target application…is set to After Effects,…and we'll include the 3D data.…Then we'll save the project file.…And we'll just save it on our desktop.…And I've gone ahead and rendered out this sequence already.…And there it is on the desktop.…I'd advise you to render the image sequence…to your desktop or somewhere similar,…and save the AEC file in the same place.…That way when you open the AEC file in After Effects,…you won't receive any missing asset errors.…
Here, learn key foundational concepts, such as spline modeling, lighting, and materials, which are crucial to understanding exactly how this 3D application functions. Instructor Andy Needham covers practical techniques for extruding shapes; working with MoGraph tools such as Cloners and Effectors; and adding lighting and camera views for fully realized 3D motion graphics. Plus, find out how to integrate assets from Adobe Illustrator, composite multipass renders with the After Effects and C4D workflow, and use the Takes System to try different materials and settings and export your projects in the exact sizes and resolutions you need.
- Setting up scenes
- Modeling with splines
- Using Illustrator files in C4D
- Extruding depth and detail
- Animating in the Timeline
- Creating clones
- Using Effectors
- Lighting motion graphics
- Applying materials
- Creating animated materials
- Compositing multipass renders in After Effects
- Rendering motion graphics in C4D
Skill Level Beginner
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1. What Are Motion Graphics?
2. Setting Up a Project for Motion Graphics
3. Working with Splines
4. Working with the Timeline
5. The Power of MoGraph
6. Lighting for Motion Graphics
7. Materials for Motion Graphics
8. Rendering and Compositing for Motion Graphics
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