Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Multi-pass renders in CINEMA 4D, part of Cinema 4D and After Effects: Integration.
Next, I want to show how to take advantage of some of the those options we saw…in the multi-pass dialog, inside Cinema's Render Settings.…If you've downloaded the files that came with this training, go ahead and…Open/Chapter 3/CINEMA 4D/videowall_3_starter.…And this is very similar to the scene you've already seen, with our camera move, etcetera.…I've already added the external Compositing Tag for the box group, the…Compositing Tag with object Buffer 1 for the box faces, and all my other setups.…
To get more properties out of this render, let's go to Render Settings and go…back underneath Multi-Pass.…We're going to deal with the idea of separating Lights later and we…currently have our one Object Buffer that we set up to matte out the videowall face.…So, underneath Multi-Pass, let's go ahead and click on the Multi-Pass button and…add some more properties.…I'm going to add Ambient, because I do have self-illuminance happening with the text layer.…I'm going to go ahead and add Diffuse, which is the flat overall coloring or…
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