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Creating Object buffers and Depth mattes in CINEMA 4D and using them within After Effects

Creating Object buffers and Depth mattes in CINEMA 4D and using them within After Effects

September 25, 2012

Check out this tutorial from AE Templates about creating Object buffers and Depth mattes in CINEMA 4D and using them within AE.

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Depth Compositing in After Effects

Depth Compositing in After Effects

September 25, 2012

Post by Andrew Kramer/ Video Copilot: “In this tutorial we’ll use a technique called Depth Compositing to combine stock footage with 3D rendering and the use a Z-Depth pass. This method allows you to place 2D elements like stock footage into the depth of a 3D render. I also demonstrate how to export a Z-pass from 3D max, Cinema 4D and even use Element 3D to output a depth channel.”

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Exporting Models from CINEMA 4D to Video Copilot Element – Workflow

Exporting Models from CINEMA 4D to Video Copilot Element – Workflow

September 25, 2012

Post by Joren Kandel at The Pixel Lab: “David Biederbeck, from beckmotion.com, has been helping me out with converting The Pixel Lab model packs into Videocopilot Element 3D ready packs.”

“In this extensive tutorial he’ll go through the entire process of exporting a model from C4D to Element 3D. This includes how to bring in the geometry and also the textures. It’s a bit tricky, but this tutorial should give you a good picture of the workflow.”

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How to Create Button Badges with Maxon CINEMA 4D, Parts 1 & 2

How to Create Button Badges with Maxon CINEMA 4D, Parts 1 & 2

September 25, 2012

In this tutorial, Ridvan Maloku will show you how to Create Button Badges with Maxon CINEMA 4D from scratch. He explains a bit about Loft NURBS, Sweep NURBS, Boole, etc. and preparing the model for animation. In the second part, he shows how to texture the Button Badge, light the scene, create the floor, and set up the HDRI Reflection. He has some nice tips ion how to set up a Studio Light Reflection. Project files are included below, after the videos.

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Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Light Colors, Camera Morph, And Filters

Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Light Colors, Camera Morph, And Filters

September 25, 2012

Nick Campbell from GreyscaleGorilla produced several tutorials last week on Getting Started with CINEMA 4D R14 tutorials.

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Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Plastic Deformation

Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Plastic Deformation

September 25, 2012

Nick Campbell from GreyscaleGorilla produced several tutorials last week on Getting Started with CINEMA 4D R14 tutorials.

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Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Setup Your Interface

Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Setup Your Interface

September 25, 2012

Nick Campbell from GreyscaleGorilla produced several tutorials last week on Getting Started with CINEMA 4D R14 tutorials.

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Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Camera Calibration

Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Camera Calibration

September 25, 2012

Nick Campbell from GreyscaleGorilla produced several tutorials last week on Getting Started with CINEMA 4D R14 tutorials.

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Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Camera Calibration: Sculpting Tools

Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Camera Calibration: Sculpting Tools

September 25, 2012

Nick Campbell from GreyscaleGorilla produced several tutorials last week on Getting Started with CINEMA 4D R14 tutorials.

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Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Camera Calibration: Aerodynamics

Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Camera Calibration: Aerodynamics

September 25, 2012

Nick Campbell from GreyscaleGorilla produced several tutorials last week on Getting Started with CINEMA 4D R14 tutorials.

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Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Camera Calibration: Shift-C

Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Camera Calibration: Shift-C

September 25, 2012

Nick Campbell from GreyscaleGorilla produced several tutorials last week on Getting Started with CINEMA 4D R14 tutorials.

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Creating Faux Shadows in Adobe After Effects by Eran Stern

Creating Faux Shadows in Adobe After Effects by Eran Stern

September 25, 2012

Shadows sell the illusion that we are really in 3D space. This lesson demonstrates how to add depth to our scene with shadow effects. You'll also learn how to save the effects as an animation preset so they can be reused and matched to each element.

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What’s New in Sapphire 6.1

What’s New in Sapphire 6.1

September 25, 2012

A brief overview of the enhancements to the preset browser in GenArts Sapphire 6.1.

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In Depth: Lens Flare Plug-ins for After Effects: Knoll Light Factory, Part 2 of 5

September 10, 2012

Red Giant Knoll Light Factory 3 (aka KLF). It’s the most recently updated of the plug-ins I’m covering in this series and also has been around the longest. It was developed by John Knoll, visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). The first article featured a couple of interviews from John Knoll, which will give you, dear readers, a bit of insight behind the man who created visual effects for some of the most famous Hollywood blockbusters.

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Alien Surface Set Extensions with Video Copilot Element 3D and Roto Brush Tool

Alien Surface Set Extensions with Video Copilot Element 3D and Roto Brush Tool

September 4, 2012

Post by Andrew Kramer/ Video Copilot: “In this tutorial we will create a realistic set extension for the surface of a far away alien planet. With the help of the Matte Painting challenge we will be compositing the background along with adding 3D rocks with Element 3D and pulling out the Roto Brush tool.”

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