Adding falloff to lights will enable a greater level of control when lighting scenes in Cinema 4D. In this video, learn how to turn on and manipulate falloffs on lights.
- [Instructor] We touched on the importance…of adding falloffs to lights…at the beginning of this chapter,…and I've gone ahead and created the scene…and just taken the time to render the view…with default lights,…and just with shadows and no falloff.…Now, this is an improvement on the default lighting,…but we maybe want to create a bit more drama,…a bit more of a mood,…and we're going to use falloffs to do that.…So we'll close down the picture viewer.…I'm going to select the key light that we have here,…and I'm just going to press Alt + R…to bring up the interactive render region.…
Now, if you come over to the Details tab,…this is where we can enable falloffs.…Scroll down to where it says falloff,…and I'm going to use the inverse square…physically accurate type.…Now, this is going to be rather intense.…It's kind of quite hot here.…And if we disable the interactive render region,…this little dot here is where our falloff ends.…So we want it to just touch the object…that we're interested in here.…I'll re-enable the interactive render region,…
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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Mograph Techniques: Spline Dynamics with Cinema 4Dwith EJ Hassenfratz1h 13m Intermediate
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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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