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Hands-On Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects CC

By : David Dodds
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Hands-On Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects CC

By: David Dodds

Overview of this book

If you’re thinking seriously about making and publishing your videos with professional editing and animation, look no further! Adobe After Effects is a popular tool among video editors and YouTubers to enhance their videos and bring them to life by implementing visual effects and motion graphics. This book will take you right from the basics through to the advanced techniques in Adobe After Effects CC 2018. You will start by setting up your editing environment to learn and improve techniques to sharpen your video editing skills. Furthermore, you will work with basic and advanced special effects to create, modify, and optimize motion graphics in your videos. Lastly, you will not only learn how to create 2.5D animations, but also get to grips with using Cinema 4D Lite to build and animate complete 3D scenes. By the end of the book, you’ll have learned how to package a video efficiently with the help of the projects covered.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Hands-On Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects CC
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Chapter 9. Building a 3D C4D Lite Logo Project

Give yourself a pat on the back for making it to the Cinema 4D (C4D) Lite chapter; you're going to love it! After Effects and C4D Lite give you professional-grade tools at your fingertips that let you add 3D elements to your compositions. C4D Lite and After Effects together is a powerful combination! Just like with any of the Adobe software, these two programs work well together. The workflow is seamless; you can easily jump back and forth between the programs.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Creating a C4D layer in After Effects

  • C4D interface

  • Modeling a ribbon with sweep nurbs

  • Importing Illustrator files into C4D

  • Creating text in C4D

  • Creating an eye with sweep nurbs

  • Modeling a logo star

  • Creating a camera in C4D

  • Rendering C4D project from After Effects