You can get very creative with lighting in Cinema 4D and the Project tab limits what objects are affected by individual lights. In this video, learn how to use the various modes to art direct lights.
- [Instructor] This is a simple scene to illustrate…how you can get creative with lighting.…Now, if we come over to our Display settings…and change it from Quick Shading to Gouraud Shading,…you can see that the lighting…in this scene is really intense.…And that's because our Omni light here…is set to quite a high value.…Well, we're going to use the Project tab to limit the effects…of this light and really art direct the whole scene.…So, we can twirl down our hierarchy…and maybe set this mode to be Include.…
And now, we want to Include only our spheres,…so, they've got this really hot, bright look to them.…If I press Alt+R, we're now including the Diffuse,…Specular, and Shadows, and the whole hierarchy,…so, everything underneath this main object will be included.…If we turn off Diffuse, then we won't be including it…and we won't be able to see anything here.…Now, let's enable that and we'll look at the Area light.…So, the Area light is set to Include, and also, the Spot,…which means if they're not including any objects…
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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