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CINEMA 4D FOR AE #7

SAVE INCREMENTAL : SAVE YOURSELF 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 are different.  In this short series of tips, I'll try to make a connection to C4D from AE.  THIS LESSON: Saving a series of backups, rather than merely saving over the same file will help you maintain a safety net of versions, without having to manually rename them.  Remember to clean up when you're done.

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 6.5, Adobe introduced Incremental saves.  Rather than waiting for the auto-save to catch the latest revision to your project, incremental save allows you to manually save a new file, incrementing the name of your project in numeric integers.  CINEMA 4D does the same.  And with a little configuration, you can make it act exactly the same.




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.

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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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