In this extensive tutorial we will walk you through the entire process of extruding, texturing, lighting, adding reflections and animating 3d text with Cinema 4D Lite. Lots of people don’t realize that Cinema 4D Lite is included in Adobe After Effects and if you are not taking advantage of this amazing feature, then grab some popcorn and watch this entire thing. It is full of helpful information, tips and tricks to help you making eye-catching 3D that is efficient and looks great.
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Here is a rundown of everything:
00:30 Creating your 3D text
04:45 Working with materials and selections
07:40 Adding some lights
10:48 Adding reflections to materials
10:57 Using reflection cards
15:00 Using compositing tags
21:50 Controlling the position of reflection cards
24:42 Working with display tags
30:18 Using interactive render region
31:10 Animating a reflection card in Cinema 4D
36:25 Setting up the scene to bring into After Effects
38:20 Working with the 3D scene in After Effects
41:00 Animating the 3D scene in After Effects
46:20 Jumping back to Cinema 4D Lite to make a new shot
48:10 Adding a background that works with 3D cameras
52:00 Banding solutions to smooth gradients
53:46 Setting up a Render
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