Join Donovan Keith for an in-depth discussion in this video Mapping an image onto a video screen using the Luminance channel, part of Creating Materials in CINEMA 4D.
You've (UNKNOWN) seen an image like this many times before.…In motion graphics, this is called a Video Wall.…In this video, we will create a plain and put some footage, apply to our object and…enter that we don't distort it. We'll also use the Luminance channel to…simulate a self illuminating object like a television screen.…Let's start by creating a new material. I'm going to call this screen, and double…click on the material to open it up. Now, up until now, we've been pretty much…just using the Color channel. I'm going to turn off the Color channel…and this time use the Luminance channel. The Luminance channel functions very…similarly to the color channel, in that it allows you to pick a color and that's the…color your object becomes. Except the Luminance channel is no longer…affected by the lights in your scene. Luminance objects are well, Luminance.…
They light themselves up, and if you have global illumination turned on in your…scene, they also light up the objects around them.…Which is why we are using the Luminance channel to create a video screen.…
- Applying materials to objects, NURBs caps, and polygon selections
- Creating glass using transparency and refraction
- Building colorful backgrounds
- Creating plastic, metal, and concrete
- Mapping an image to a video screen
- Adjusting material placement
- Creating layered materials with photographs and the Filter shader
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Understanding Materials
2. Creating Simple Materials
3. Working with Shaders
4. Working with Textures
5. Applying Materials with Texture Projections
6. Creating Layered Materials
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