Lights in 3D are quite unlike lights in the real world; they do not bounce, they don't lose intensity, and they don't cast shadows. In this video, learn how to work with lights in Cinema 4D.
- [Instructor] Let's turn our attention to lights now.…And lights in Cinema 4D and, in fact, any 3D application…are quite unlike lights in the real world.…They do not bounce, they don't lose intensity,…they don't cast shadows,…unless you tell them to have those attributes.…So let's look at how we can teach these lights…to be a bit smarter.…First, we'll look at the scene, as you start at them.…Every scene has a default light.…So if you want to have a play around…with the default lighting,…'cause it's a bit flat at the moment,…you can come over and choose Options, Default Light,…and here a little sphere appears in this panel.…
And you can then resize it…and then click and drag on the sphere…to change the lighting.…And this will change that default lighting.…So you can sort of see what moods you can create.…Right-click on the sphere to reset the lighting.…And without the default lights,…when you render the scene, there'd be nothing here.…So you can come over to the Options to prove this,…and just disable the Default Light by checking here.…
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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