Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Catcher locations in CINEMA 4D, part of Cinema 4D and After Effects: Integration.
We are back in Cinema 4D and if you've downloaded the project files and sources…that came with this training, go Open, make sure you are in the Chapter 5…folder/Cinema 4D/room_5_starter and Open.…Here I have created a different room just to keep things a bit more interesting.…I have got a floor, a wall, a window that's juts out slightly from that wall,…I'll give a quick render here.…Why that's important is that if shadow was being cast against this wall,…it would appear a little bit differently on this window than it would on the back wall,…so a little bit more of an advanced case.…
In our previous examples, we have been mapping video onto walls.…Well in this case, we need to map our shadow catcher layers onto these walls.…So just like the video wall case, we need to setup External Composting tags for…these three surfaces.…One thing we need to know is how big they are.…So let's start with the floor. Here is my floor object.…I need to figure out how big it is so I need how big of a layer to put on it in After Effects.…
Chris Meyer—a long-time user of both programs—explains how to move 3D worlds from Maxon's CINEMA 4D into Adobe's After Effects and add additional 3D elements that blend perfectly. Chris shows how to transfer 3D cameras, lights, and position data from CINEMA 4D to After Effects; create track mattes to composite new elements into the middle of a scene; and take advantage of multi-pass rendering to quickly remix and even recolor lights, shadows, reflections, and more. Paced comfortably for beginners, this course also reveals numerous advanced tricks and techniques, such as the use of blending modes and how to cast shadows from new 3D layers in After Effects onto rendered 3D elements from CINEMA 4D. Exercise files accompany this course.
- Locating objects for export from CINEMA 4D
- Adding layers to a composition after importing into After Effects
- Separating lights in CINEMA 4D and remixing in After Effects
- Understanding the problems with shadows during integration
- Refining 3D shadows in After Effects