Lights in 3D are quite unlike lights in the real world; they do not bounce, they don't lose intensity, and they don't cast shadows. In this video, learn how to work with lights in Cinema 4D.
- [Instructor] In previous courses in this R18 series…we've looked at how lights work inside Cinema 4D,…but to recap briefly we need to tell the lights…to cast shadows and give them falloffs…so that they behave more like real world lights.…That being said, the light cast does not bounce…and so you'd need to turn on an effect called…Global Illumination to achieve…a more realistic sense of lighting…at the expense of slower render times.…So here we have our scene…and it just has the default lighting on it.…
Let's take a render and then we can have a reference point.…So we'll just click here and render to the Picture Viewer.…So it's all looking pretty dull…and not too dynamic at all.…So let's close this down and we'll just add a light.…And to add lights you just come over to here…and you can pick any of these types.…We can just choose maybe an Area Light.…And it's over here,…it's got this sort of starlike appearance.…
And now what we can do is...…I'll switch to the four views here…so that we can move the light easier.…
- What is VFX?
- How is C4D used by VFX artists?
- Setting up a project for tracking
- Solving the 3D camera
- Removing lens distortion
- Solving and saving lens profiles
- Importing a model
- Manipulating keyframes and curves
- Creating shiny, refractive, and displaced materials
- Working with C4D lights and shadows
- Lighting with Sky objects
- Compositing mulitpass renders
Skill Level Intermediate
Cinema 4D R18 Essential Training: Motion Graphicswith Andy Needham5h 12m Intermediate
Mograph Techniques: Animating with C4D Effectorswith EJ Hassenfratz1h 39m Intermediate
1. What Is VFX?
2. The Importance of Motion Tracking
3. Preparing and Animating Models for VFX
4. Basic Materials
5. Basic VFX Lighting
6. Camera Projection and Modelling
7. Takes, Tokens, and Multipass Rendering
Challenge overview1m 49s
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