Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Separating lights in CINEMA 4D, part of Cinema 4D and After Effects: Integration.
If you have downloaded the project files that accompany this training, go ahead…and go into Cinema and do File>Open.…Move up a couple of levels to chapter 4, open the Cinema folder, and pick…Videowall_4_starter.…This is similar to the wall you've seen, but I've just gone ahead and done…something a little more interesting with it, in terms of giving it some colored lights.…I am going to render it quickly, so you can see what it looks like.…Since I know I am going to be doing a multi-pass render, I've gone ahead and…darkened my shadows more than I normally would.…I've gone ahead and increased my reflections more than I normally would.…
I'll go up to my Render settings and you'll see I've already added Diffuse,…Specular, Shadow, Reflection, Object Buffer, and Ambient, just like we have for…the previous passes.…Now the next level of multi-pass rendering is playing around with the lights as…individual objects, as individual layers and components inside After Effects.…So, click on the Multi-pass header and set Separate Lights to one of these choices.…
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