Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Rendering for video, part of Cinema 4D and After Effects: Integration.
Now you might remember from earlier that one of the things we did in the 3D…program is we did render this as Square Pixels and added an integer Frame Rate of 30.…And I'll go ahead and open Composition> Composition Settings and see that Cinema…did indeed create a comp at 720, 534, Square Pixels, which is indeed the Square…Pixel size After Effects recommends in CS4, for D1/NTSC video.…And it does indeed have a Frame Rate of 30 frames per second.…I need to convert these in the non- square pixels for my final render and I need…to convert this Frame Rate down to 29.97.…
I don't want to do that work in this composition, because I have all sorts of…problems with lots of keyframes on my camera and other things have might have…problems with the distortion.…So, to prepare this for final output, I am going to go ahead and select my comp,…with my composite, and rename it something useful.…So, just videowall_composite and I'm going to drag it into a second comp.…I'll drag it down into the New Composition icon, type Command+K on Mac, Ctrl+K…
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