Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Save and render, part of Cinema 4D and After Effects: Integration.
Okay, we've setup where the location of this video wall face is.…We've created a matte that matches just where the video wall is present or…visible in the scene.…Now we need to make sure we save the rest of our data and actually render the project.…One thing that's absolutely crucial is you want to remember the camera move.…This way, whenever you add a layer in After Effects, you'll have a matching…camera that has the exact same angle of view, the exact same movement, the exact…same perspective distortion, so any layers you add in After Effects will act…just as if they were in this exact same scene in Cinema 4D.…
Another nice thing to have is the location and any animation of any of the lights…you have in the scene.…That way, the lights that you have used to illuminate your Cinema scene can also…be duplicated and used to light any new objects you add in After Effects.…Again, this means the perspective looks the same, the lighting looks the same…and the shadows are cast in the same direction.…
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