Shadows in Cinema 4D vary in quality and render speed and determining which shadow type to use depends on the project. In this video, learn about the various shadow types available on lights.
- [Instructor] Let's take a look at shadows…and the different kinds of shadows we can have on lights.…I'm going to enable the interactive render region,…it's alt-R on the keyboard…and then we'll be able to see our shadows being rendered.…Let's come over to the light and select it.…And in the attributes manager…we can just give ourselves a bit of room here…and we can come down to where it says shadows…and enable shadows in this way,…using this drop-down list,…or we can come over to the shadow tab…and do the same, it's the same interface.…So we'll enable soft shadows,…and we can then look at the attributes…of the soft shadows.…
In the viewport you'll be able to see the shadow cast…and the shadow map is essentially an image.…Now, the edges of this soften out a bit…and you can change the quality of the shadow…by increasing the resolution.…If we increase the resolution you'll see that these edges…kind of clean up a bit,…but we also increase the memory usage quite significantly.…So that's something to bear in mind…if you have multiple lights and you're using…
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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