Creating Your First Broadcast Opener in CINEMA 4D and After Effects

In this series of tutorials, we will learn how to create a holiday broadcast opener in a full pipeline from CINEMA 4D to After Effects path using CINEWARE as a bridge between softwares. Software required: After Effects CC 12.0.404, CINEMA 4D R14.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 21, 2013
Duration
6h 52m
Table of contents
Introduction and Project Overview
Creating Your First Broadcast Opener in CINEMA 4D and After Effects
Setting the CINEMA 4D Project Settings 4m Modeling the Snowman Body 13m Creating and Positioning the Coal 13m Modeling the Carrot Nose 10m Creating the Corncob Pipe 9m Modeling the Stick Arms with Splines and Sweepnurbs 12m Building the Hat 10m Creating the Scarf Around the Neck 6m Modeling the Ends of the Scarf with Loftnurbs 12m Creating the Knot Using Two Tori 9m Building the Evergreen Tree 11m Creating a String of Lights 7m Modeling the Light Bulb and Socket 10m Texturing the Light Bulb 12m Creating Multiple Red and Blue Lights from an Original 11m Building a Present with a Ribbon 13m Using the Brush Tool to Add Imperfection 9m Modeling the Ornament 10m Creating the Top Attachment for the Ornament and the Snow Base 8m Placing All the Assets 9m Texturing the Snowman 13m Texturing the Tree and Snow Base 4m Texturing the Present and Opaque Ornament Surfaces 12m Texturing the Glass and Creating a Backdrop 10m Lighting the Scene 9m Using Compositing Tags to Limit Shadows 3m Creating a Camera Animation 10m Using Cineware to Arrange 3D Assets with Text 15m Setting up Object Buffers for the Lights 15m Setting up an Alpha Pass to Use with the Particles 10m Setting up the Render Settings in CINEMA 4D and Adding a Display Tag 6m Adding Pixel Motion Blur 3m Setting up the After Effects Text to Move with the CINEMA 4D Camera 13m Rendering the Object Buffers, Luma Pass, and the Main 3D Project 11m Bringing Together the Rendered Elements 8m Fixing the Glow for the Lights with the Rendered Object Buffers 6m Using Trapcode's Particular to Add Snow 8m Extending the Duration of the Comp with the Final Rendered Frames 6m Animating the Text 14m Finalizing the Text Animation 6m Color Correction and Lens Effects 7m
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 21, 2013
Duration
6h 52m
Description

In this series of tutorials, we will learn how to create a holiday broadcast opener in a full pipeline from CINEMA 4D to After Effects path using CINEWARE as a bridge between softwares. We begin by modeling and texturing our assets in CINEMA 4D as an introduction to the software for people who are wanting to try this new software that now comes with their After Effects Creative Cloud subscription. After finishing our asset creation in CINEMA 4D, we move onto our compositing in After Effects. We work back and forth between the two software using cameras, lights, and adding compositing tags to the CINEMA 4D project to achieve our desired look in After Effects. We reach a point that we need to do a pre-render of the CINEMA 4D aspects of the project, but after the render is complete, we continue to composite on top of the render with lightning speed. This tutorial will give you a complete insight into the pipeline that is possible with CINEWARE. If you have experience in After Effects and want to begin experiencing the power of CINEMA 4D that you now have, this is the course for you. Watch and learn how to begin your journey of becoming a compositor and a 3D artist. Software required: After Effects CC 12.0.404, CINEMA 4D R14.

About the author
About the author

Laura is a passionate visual effects and motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Ever since her first exposure to After Effects in college, Laura has had an eternal drive to learn more about motion graphics, and teach others what she has discovered. Laura began working at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) as a motion graphics artist, creating visually-appealing advertisements and informative art for the site.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Laura with Digital-Tutors, a Maxon certified training center. In this series of tutorials, we'll learn how to create a holiday broadcast opener in a full pipeline from Cinema 4D to After Effects path using Cineware as a bridge between softwares. We begin by modeling and texturing our assets in Cinema 4D as an introduction to the software for people who are wanting to try this new software that now comes with their After Effects creative cloud subscription. After finishing our asset creation in Cinema 4D, we move on to our compositing in After Effects. We work back and forth between the two softwares using cameras, lights, and adding compositing tags to the Cinema 4D project to achieve our desired look in After Effects. We reach a point that we need to do a pre-render of the Cinema 4D aspects of the project, but after the render is complete, we continue to composite on top of the render with lightning speed. This course will give you a complete insight into the pipeline that's possible with Cineware. If you have experience in After Effects, and you want to begin experiencing the power of Cinema 4D that you now have, this course is for you. Watch, and learn how to begin your journey of becoming a compositor and a 3D artist.