The Compositing tag can turn on and off various functions of the renderer on a per object basis and the External Compositing tag is used to send the 3D matrix of an object to a compositing program such as Adobe After Effects. In this video, learn how to use both of these powerful Cinema 4D tags.
- [Instructor] The compositing tag…can really help fix troublesome scenes.…And what I mean by this is you can turn on and off…various functions of the renderer…on a per object basis.…We've seen how the compositing tag can be used…to hide objects from the camera's view.…And we have that already here…in our lighting setup, with our sky.…We have a compositing tag applied,…and we can see that it's not seen by the camera.…If we check it, and I'll press Alt + R…to enable the interactive render region,…the sky is now in the renderer.…
If I uncheck this now,…you can see it's hidden from the renderer.…So the compositing tag can be used to…hide objects from the camera.…Now, looking at this scene as it is,…we can see that we're getting the ground…reflected in this board here.…And I want to avoid that.…So what I can do is tell the ground…to not be seen by reflections.…So I'll create a compositing tag…on the ground object, and then I can uncheck…Seen by Reflection.…
And we'll let it update, and you can see now…the ground is not in this red little board…
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
Learning Bodypaint in Cinema 4Dwith Thanassis Pozantzis4h 43m Intermediate
Mograph Techniques: Spline Dynamics with Cinema 4Dwith EJ Hassenfratz1h 13m Intermediate
X-Particles 3 for Cinema 4D Essential Trainingwith Andy Needham3h 17m Appropriate for all
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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