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C4D for AE #12

3D Lights - Point of Interest vs. Target Tag By Ko Maruyama
As an After Effects user and CINEMA 4D user, I note that there are many similarities between the programs.  Unfortunately their naming conventions and location of menus are a little different.  In this short series of tips, I'll try to make a connection to C4D from AE.  With the new releases of CINEMA 4D, it is even easier for Adobe After Effects users to create their own 3D animations and incorporate them into their composites and animations.

THIS LESSON:  In After Effects, you probably know about 3D Light manipulation.  In a 3D application, there are several light variations and controls, here is one

In After Effects, you're probably very familiar with the ability to add 3D lights to a scene, and allow them to interact with 3D layers.  In 3D applications like C4D, lights are an essential part of your project, but how do you make them look at a specific "point of interest" or object?   Check out the movie below

AE Lights come with a Point Of Interest by Default

This isn't a basics primer.  Instead, it's just a "heads up" when you want to find something in CINEMA 4D that you're already familiar with in Adobe's After Effects.

Click on the button below to get the QuickTime movie tutorial.

Want more  like these?  Be sure to ask for them by name.  Subscribing to the free ezine RENDERS and requesting them in the DMNFORUMS is a surefire way to keep 'em coming.  Be sure to check out CINEVERSITY for more answers to your C4D questions.


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Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.
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