VFX Techniques: Creating a CG Flag with After Effects and Cinema 4D

VFX Techniques: Creating a CG Flag with After Effects and Cinema 4D

VFX Techniques: Creating a CG Flag with After Effects and Cinema 4D is an Intermediate level course on 3D + Animation, created by an expert, Craig Whitaker. This course is a critical pillar for anyone who needs to get better at his/her 3D + Animation expertise. It provides you a strong understanding on 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, After Effects, CINEMA 4D, 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, After Effects and CINEMA 4D.

Free Download - VFX Techniques: Creating a CG Flag with After Effects and Cinema 4D
Author Craig Whitaker
Publish Date 7/29/2014
Skill Intermediate
Duration 1h 55m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 22
Last Update N/A

CINEMA 4D’s fantastic rigid body and cloth systems and the powerful CAMERATRACKER plugin in After Effects are a great combination for tracking and compositing cloth-like materials in live-action footage. In this course, Craig Whitaker will guide you through the entire post-production process for creating a computer-generated flag—from designing a mockup from reference material and tracking the camera movement to constructing the flag using CINEMA 4D’s cloth simulation tools and compositing it back into the scene with After Effects. Each step of the process is rich with lessons applicable to similar situations CG and compositing artists will face in the real world.

Topics include:

  • Collecting reference materials
  • Planning and blocking out the shot
  • Analyzing and tracking the footage
  • Solving the tracked shot and setting up the environment
  • Creating and adjusting the cloth simulation
  • Texturing the flag
  • Rendering passes from 3D
  • Color grading, adding grain, and working with lens distortion

VFX Techniques: Creating a CG Flag with After Effects and Cinema 4D : Video Lessons

  • Welcome59s
  • Using the exercise files46s
  • Collecting reference material3m 51s
  • Creating a mock-up5m 59s
  • Managing noise in the background shot3m 51s
  • Preparing the shot for camera tracking5m 34s
  • Tracking the shot5m 4s
  • Solving and refining the shot7m 12s
  • Setting up the environment and exporting 3D camera data to CINEMA 4D8m 38s
  • Building the flag and establishing scale6m 31s
  • Building constraints and belts6m 8s
  • Setting up the flag simulation4m 19s
  • Building a collider object5m 29s
  • Caching and refining the simulation6m 37s
  • Texturing the flag5m 31s
  • Matching the CG light to the plate7m 49s
  • Adjusting the texture7m 59s
  • Setting up render passes6m 40s
  • Setting up the composite1m 48s
  • Compositing the passes7m 59s
  • Adding grain and color grading6m 11s
  • Next steps53s

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