Cinema 4D to After Effects Tutorial: Plasma TV

December 12, 2011


In this tutorial, I will show you how to prepare a cinema 4D scene file for export to After Effects. First, we will model, light and animate a simple flat-screen TV. Then, we will export the scene to After Effects where we will use Trapcode Particular to add snow and use the camera data from C4D to add the screen on the TV and text on the side. You can see the final render below.

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139 Comments
  • Sweet! Really nice to see some cinema 4d —> after effects tutorials! That’s exactly what i needed!

  • wooooooooo ..

    sir you are great.

  • hm. i don’t really understand this tutorial, as for me it only includes things i already learned through tutorials on this site before…

  • Awesome tutorial! Thanks!

  • Hey Nick,

    There is a way in Cinema where you can keyframe the start of the layer (on/off), just right click on the object which one you want to “Not see” and click on display. In here you can see “visibility” you have to click on use and than keyframe the visibility, it’s similar to opacity.

    I think that’s what you meant….. ?

    Hope this helped for some other people.

    Greetz,
    Fabian

  • Excellent, thanks so much, Nick – keep drinking too much coffee 🙂

  • Nice tut, Nick. I knew you were a classy guy but your preference of Plasma over LCD/LED just verified it to me. And by the way, I did find an HD 46″ Panasonic plasma at a doorbuster for $299 🙂

  • Omar Gonzáles Díaz December 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Dude, love you. This is really helpfull, thank you. I would love more tutorials like this one! =)

  • Thanks Nick, very usefull!

  • Thx Nick for the tut but i got a question. is there any way to project video footage (in AE) to an bend 3D object so that the footage is bended in the right way? i know there’s the possibilty to map it on an object in c4d but i would like to be able to edit or tim it afterwards without rendering in c4d. thx

    • If I understand your question correctly, Trapcode’s “form” could help you with that.

      • sorry for my english… what i meant was maping a video on the inside of an sliced tube for example… not like here on a flat plane.

        • I do think it’s possible in AE but it’s really a huge hassle. However it is quite easy to do so in The Foundry’s Nuke, which has a legit 3D-space so you can take the actual 3D-mesh inside to nuke and project it.
          Sorry if this is considered off-topic.

  • Nick, you should put a christmas tree behind you when you record tutorials 🙂

  • THX for time remap
    Real nice like always.

  • Great tutorial! Thank you!

  • Oh yes amazing tutorial … but the camera and the lights won`t appear in my ae?
    Well i will watch it again tomorrow, maybe i missed something.(sorry for my bad english).

  • Omar Gonzáles Díaz December 12, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Nick, one question please. ¿How come the image i use does not get the perspective when i made it 3D (activating the little cube)? Im saying that the tv is 20° backwards meanwhile the picture is just frontal … :S! Any idea ? :)!

  • Awesome tutorial Dear Nick,thanks for sharing 😉
    I have a question,I hope you can help;
    How did you cut that layers in 45:54sec.? ($299 and REALLY Crappy Plasma Tv layers…)
    I am on Mac,but I don’t know how to layers cut?
    What is the keyboard shortcuts for cut the layers?

    Thank you very much 🙂

  • There’s an easier way to replace the solid and that’s to select the solid layer on the timeline and hold down the option (alt) key and drag your other video/composition onto it, it’ll leave all of the transform properties in tact. It’ll be fine as long as the solid is the same resolution as your footage.

    • Oh I forgot to say to Duplicate it first so yo’ve still got one for the alpha matte.

    • Even better, is the hidden shortcut: alt + command + /

      Select the two files (the replacement file and the file to replace), then try the shortcut. Fantastic!

    • I like to leave the Solid as is and simply link the attributes of the solid to my footage. Then simply lock and turn the “shy” switch on for the solid. Non-destructive that way.

      But like Chris Schmidt says, there are million ways to do things!

  • Love the Tutorial as always Nick!
    A handy feature which is often necessary when compositing like this is the object buffer. Would like to have seen that used in this, as the exported solid isn’t always the best way to matte.

  • Hi Nick! Thanks for tutorial! Tell me please, where can I download that C4D to AE plug in?because I can’t do compasiting in AE without it.. Please answer!

  • Thanks! It’s really very useful!

  • thank you! very very!

  • Go Mason jar! That’s about all I have too! All my other stupid glasses have busted

  • Great tut! Best yet, I thought.
    I’m thinking of getting a 3D software pack, but not sure which to get. Don’t do a lot of 3D obviously, but want to start to integrate it into my motion design – but I also want to be able to render some very realistic objects (space ships, tennis balls, whatever)
    Cinema 4D or Maya or what? I know you like Cinema 4D, but I know a lot of people that I work with are using Maya. Any advice?

  • Hi Gorrilla!
    its me, monkey from the jungle, listen Nick, how about a few more tutorials on glossy shiny balls?
    or HDR Enviroments? wait wait, I got one, AE to C4D workflow? man, you used to be my favorite website, now you became like an old techno song stuck on repeat, boom tss boom tss, same ol same ol…
    It’s perfectly fine to NOT upload ANY tutorial if you got nothing new … you dont HAVE to put stuff online, and by the way, the aliasing on the upper part of the TV is totally noticeable, prolly an object buffer issue, so how about telling people how to solve that instead ? hint (Minimax / Simple choke / Edge blur in AE)

    • It is not an aliasing issue. Nor a buffer issue.
      AA was turned on and an object buffer was not used.
      Nick decided to texture the model with illumination along the edges. You would have known that if you watched the tutorial. Apparently you chose not to because it seemed too similar to a previous one.

    • If you don’t like Nick’s tutorials don’t come to the site or better yet start making your own tuts. It seems pretty simple to me. Running a site like this one with consistent posts and videos is a ton of work. And there are alot of people who benefit from Nick’s shiny balls (never thought I’d say that).

  • This tutorial basically cover most of the interaction between After Effects and Cinema4D, thanks…

  • Great one Nick! Love the After Effects stuff

  • Really enjoyed this one but since I’m a noob, I want to learn more about external compositing. I tried it out with a few different shapes but the tag seems to only create a square solid? How would I go about compositing say the side of a pyramid or surface of a sphere?

  • nick,fantastic tutorials..thank you
    i want to ask you question…
    is that jam jar you drink from .. 🙂

  • HI Gorilla! Nice fast paced tut as usual. Just one thing:

    I guess the better way to use the plane (the solid) as alpha matte would have been to track it as inverted alpha matte with the 3d render on top of the screen video, then a duplicated 3d render with the plane with tracked standard alpha matte between them for the reflections. The reason is that in that way, you could, for instance, add a shadow to the 3d render above which will show internally and act as a vignetting on the screen. Also, that should avoid weird edges that may occur sometimes.

    I mean, when you composite elements that are supposed to be behind other stuff, it’s better they’re actually behind in the layer order.

    Even better, I would have exported the canvas alpha matte (applying to it a composite tag with the object buffer activated) of your gorgeous really crappy plasma tv from c4d in order to have the proper matte to work with. In fact, if you force the camera angle of your animation you might encounter the plasma edge cropping your screen side.

    But hey, like Chris Schmidt says, there are million ways to do things!

    Sorry for not being a native english speaking folk 😉

  • Hmm..
    I think I´d speak for alot of us who´ve followed you since you started exploring Cinema 4D. And you´ve learnt us loads of stuff. But now it´d be nice to see some more in-depth, complex stuff;
    UV-mapping, character animation, matte painting, set extensions, 3D-tracking. Isn´t it time to leave that “glossy reflective sphere” era behind us and focus on more challenging, film industrial-ish stuff? Integration with other software – RealFlow, Vue etc?

    But hey – don´t get me wrong; again – you´re the guy who opened the door to this lovely piece of software 🙂

    Take care and thanks for a great site
    /Nicke

    • Doing simple things is the niche of c4d. Its possible to do more indepth etc ofcourse, but if you’re looking to go in to the film industry you’d be better off learning maya, 3ds max or houdini etc

      I for one love the mographs glossiness etc!

  • A great tutorial, in record time. Thnx very much Nick!!!
    And all the best for the upcoming Holidays…

  • This was a fun tut. I learned some things in c4d, and it was my first attempt at AE went a little fast but with some strategic use of the pause button and full screen mode i was able to follow along to an extent. wish there were some more basic AE tuts out there but am learning all the same. Again great job and keep them coming.

  • Nice tutorial Nick!

    Have you ever tried a Vue with the natural light reflections? Can you or do you know someone who can explain the differences between lighting in Vue and Cinema 4d? You could make a tutotial of it!

  • Nick,
    For a beginner to C4D like me these are invaluable. Although I hear the need for more advanced stuff from more advanced users, some of the responses on here are ridiculous. Last time I checked these tutorials are free and no one is making you watch them.

    Anyhoo, I’m a beginner but he’s a nice tip from Illustrator that will help you work out your aspect ratios or any ratio for that matter. Just use a little equation:
    If you want 16:9 (1.77) and your width is 600, type ‘600/1.77’ (‘/’ for divide) and voila you have your correct height. This works for + (addition), – (minus) and * (multiply).

    Hope that helps

  • My Solid doesn’t track correctly in AE ?
    It’s a little bit off at certain frames ?
    Driving me mad ! Help !!

  • This is the kind of tut I like incorporating lots of different things together. As already mentioned would be nice to see a amore advanced tutorial where object buffers and more external compositing tags are used. Really helpful though. Didn’t know about the Time Remapping command now I won’t be making Freeze Frames anymore:-)

  • Thanks for the tut! I’ve been learning some C4D lately, and really needed to see a good workflow example.

  • sooooooooooooooo cooooooooooooooool!!!!
    happy good day! ^^

  • Hey Nick! Thanks for that tutorial!
    Try out this expression for swinging and stop more realisticlly!
    amp = .1
    freq = 5
    decay = 7
    n = 0;
    if (numKeys > 0){
    n = nearestKey(time).index;
    if (key(n).time > time){
    n–;
    }
    }
    if (n == 0){
    t = 0;
    }else{
    t = time – key(n).time;
    }
    if (n > 0){
    v = velocityAtTime(key(n).time – thisComp.frameDuration/10);
    value + v*amp*Math.sin(freq*t*2*Math.PI)/Math.exp(decay*t);
    }else{
    value;
    }

    just paste that in your rotation X (or whatever axis you use) and adjust the amplitude, frequency and decay as you want it. I use it all the time!
    Hope, it’d be helpful for everyone

    • Great idea but I tried this expression and got an error at line 4, then line 14. Instead I used Dan Ebbert’s pendulum expression. Alt-CLK in the x Rotation in the first text and paste in:

      veloc=9;
      amplitude = 2300;
      decay=1.0
      amplitude*Math.sin(veloc*time)/Math.exp(decay*time)

      for the second text I altered it slightly:

      veloc=10;
      amplitude = 2560;
      decay=1.0
      amplitude*Math.sin(veloc*time)/Math.exp(decay*time)

  • Great tutorial! I can’t get the reflection using these material settings without a softbox, is there another way to achieve this?

  • Hey I really liked the tutorial, but one small followup I would like to see is how you did that ball Christmas tree. I have been playing with the attractor for awile now, and no matter what I do, it always pulls objects to a point, to form a sphere. Your tree seems to be pulling the spheres evenly across the cone, rather than a jumble.

  • Great! Thank You!

  • Hey,

    nice tutorial 😀 gonna do alot more from this site. but i have 1 problem. I placed the plug-in for AE in the folder like u did in the tutorial but when i import the file in AE i only got 1 layer. I saw that u got all the things on diff layers (the tv, the solid where to place the picture on, etc). Is there a way to fix this? cause now its more like a normal movie and cant edit stuff in AE… 🙁

    tnx alot for help 😀

  • Thank,Nick to great tutorial but I miss plugin for C4D to After in http://www.maxon.com it have to AE–.C4D
    it’s not C4D—TO–AFTER. Please send it to or guide me how i get it. Thank again

  • hi I’m Brazilian and I love your tutorials. Thank you !! please comment
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QGsfrCoE2M

  • Hey Nick,

    Much thanks for this tut…well, frankly, thanks for it all Brother…much love and gratitude;-).
    That said, noticed you cranking the size on the Particular snow emitter at the beginning of the animation (the After Effects portion) to no avail. As in, no snow at the start. This is because at frame zero very few particles are born. Therefore, no blizzard, no matter the size of the (box) emitter region. To solve this, you need to take the animation layer time track and scrub it into the negative (drag the time line layer to the left…past frame 1…onto, like frame 10 or 15). At which point enough particles would have had time to be born = Blizzard.

    Am pretty sure that you know this Nick, looking at the tut in hindsight. Kind of figure that it is a tough go making these tuts on the fly, and little slips can happen. Am publishing this for the benefit of your adoring masses.

    Be well.
    Looking forward to your next publication.

  • Great work Nick. Always look forward to your holiday tutorial.
    I watched your final render and was able to create this without watching your tutorial. Thanks for the creative push.
    http://vimeo.com/33906655

  • good work as always! integrating c4d and AE looks to be a pretty powerful tool.

  • Hey Nick,

    Great tutorial! I made it with Cinema 4D and Apple Motion 4 instead of AE and worked almost the same. Thanks!

  • The external compositing tag doesnt work for me, i use a camera zoom animation but my red solid that i export in the AEC isnt even in the same position it’s off to the left any ideas?

  • Hello Nick, i am new on the community and i seen a lot of tutorials from you and learn a lot but i want to ask you somthing.
    Do you think you can make a tutorial from this video.
    https://greyscalegorilla.com/2009/12/happy-holidays-from-greyscalegorilla/
    Is from december 2009

    Thank you and Happy Holidays

  • Thanks a lot :O)

    Have a question… Can you do tutorial ’bout modeling and texture (especially applying video on screen) old kind 50-70’s CRT TV in C4D? It would be really great :O)
    Thanks in advance and have a wonderful xmas!!

  • Random After Effects Question: I somehow changed a setting (no clue what one) and now my after effects doesn’t make changes in realtime…for instance: If I’m re-scaling something, the size of the object doesn’t change until I let go off the mouse button…very annoying…up until yesterday, I could watch it change when I moved the slider…any ideas? It makes rotating something a real pain, because you can’t see it’s placement until the mouse button is released, then it updates…???

  • Just found your website and have learned a lot in a short period of time. I have noticed that my 3D tests, even when following the examples, do not have the same “realistic” look that you get with your setup. I have noticed that when I turn on “Global Illumination” it is added to my multi-pass, but doesn’t render realistic scenes. At first, I thought it was lighting, but now I am not sure. I am using Broadcast R11.5 and trying to figure out what I am doing wrong. If you could point me in a direction, I would be grateful. Have a happy holiday. 🙂

  • Thanks from Galame.ru Team!

  • Guys,

    does anyone know how to keep the camera at the same distance from the object as it rotates? i always set two points and it seems to zoom in as i transition between them??

  • Great tutorial. Happy New Year!

  • Hi Nick!

    Thanks a lot for this one – so many workflow tips!

    Here’s what I did (it was so awesome to use an EXTERNAL RENDERING TAG to spit out a solid to AE, versus tracking, etc.): http://vimeo.com/34781175

    Thanks for the great teachings!

    Tom

  • Hi Nick!

    Sorry, didn’t found answer in search. What camera do you use for recording video in room? Where is it placed, looks right in front of your eyes, but what about display? Is it so small ti fit in under the cam? I have Apple Cinema 30 and have no idea how to place my cam to show my face not from the side or the top.

    Thank you for your tutorials! I’m not a 3D artist, but having a lot of fun with Cinema 4D because of this lessons.

  • Great tutorial, Nick – Cheers

    Is that an LX3 in the background or equivalent ? Love that camera

  • Ok..I have a pretty big problem….for some reason when I take my project from C4D to AE….the red plane is laying horizontal in the middle of the tv. Then when i scrub thru the scene the plane moves off and away from the tv and pretty much does its own thing. Everything else seems fine save for that plane….so Im kind of stuck at the point where I go into AE. Any help from anybody here would be appreciated…Ty

    And to the gorilla…great Tut as always…keep em coming!

    Ty
    Shadownian

    • OK…forget I said that…for some reason when i used the second files I saved when exiting C4D…not the normal save but the extra aec file…I had that problem…luckily when doing the normal save file it also created a aec…tried that and it worked fine…if that makes sense…lol

      Btw..sorry for use my Shadow name…didnt notice the rule on real names till after I posted.

      Ty anyway…lol
      Adam…aka…Shadownian

  • Hi Nick.
    I got a little problem in aae.. when i add the alpa matt to my video it won’t blend out my plane, it blends out my video!
    Pls help me!

  • Hey Nick, excellent tutorial..
    and I’d LOVE to see more tuts like this..
    Have a good day..:)

  • Great Tutorial! really! I’m newbie in CG but i’d like to learn every day as much as possible :).
    I wonder only one thing, where i can find SoftBox.c4d? i don’t know if it’s free or purchasable. Thanks for answers!

  • Great tutorial Nick! 🙂

  • I know this is kinda old now, but I just wanted to say thanks for another great tut.

    To all the negative Nancies on here: On the surface, this looks a lot like the older billboard tut he did for compositing in After Effects. But in reality, there are a few extra little tips and tricks sprinkled in, so there is still some new info to be learned.

    And to Nick, one small little tip in AE: When changing the anchor point of an object (the text in this case), use the Pan Behind Tool (shortcut: Y), and then you can move the anchor point without having to reposition the object!

    I’d almost bet you already know that, but I hope not because I would love to know I actually taught you something for once! Thanks again for everything you do!!

  • Hey Nick,

    At around 46:00 minutes into the tutorial you mentioned turning layers on and off in after effects and how you wish it was easier in cinema 4d. You probably probably know how to do this already in Cinema but its pretty easy (and often very helpful) so I thought I would mention how to do it for the people on the forums who don’t know how, since I couldn’t figure out how to for a while myself. So guys: if you want to make an object disappear in cinema, just highlight the object in the objects panel, apply a display tag and then, under display options click the “use” checkbox next to visibility. Then you can just keyframe the visibility from 0-100% (its fairly similar to opacity in AE) Anyway, thanks again for the community, products, tutorials and everything else. 🙂
    -jules

  • I like this tutorial but how can i download it?

  • hy… i recently made a tutorial to get a text swinging in a nice way.
    it maybe would have helped you swinging your text…
    i know you just had to make it “quick and dirty”
    just wanted to mention that i have a few small tips in there how you can easily set some keyframes and you’re ready to go…. (if you just watch from 01:40 to 02:40)
    http://vimeo.com/35583338
    but as always: the final render is just awesome!! thanks for all of your small tips that always save me a lot of time!!

    flo

  • Hey! Really need some help here. I’ve been searching all around the web for one answer, but i can not find it. I’m trying desperately to use this technique to “insert” a video into an animated iPhone ( a lot of spinning on the phone but not as much camera movement). The weird thing is that i can’t get the video to stick onto the iPhone. It really annoys me and I’m hoping for some smart dude to help me out!
    Thanks in advance!

  • I can’t find MoGraph / MoText, please help 😛 by the way Great tutorial 😛

  • Great video

  • Hi Nick great tutorial. I’m having a slight problem but it’s driving me crazy. I have copied the .aec plugin in the maxon plug in from it directory and copied it inside of plug in file in after effects but it did not work. I have downloaded http://www.maxon.net/downloads/updates/plugins.html plug ins from here and that didn’t work either. The weird problem is that whenever i try to save the .aec file from the render settings the system does create the file but it has a exclamation mark on it. Could someone please help me solve my problem. I tried everything i read on the forums but it did not work for me. I’m using R13 and CS5 on my Mac OS Lion. Thank you for all the help.

    • Yea, I’m having the same problem.

      • Just figured it out,
        Go into applications folder
        Maxon
        Exchange Plug INs
        After Effects
        Select platform
        Vrs. of AE
        Extract the zipped folder

        then copy the plug in and paste it into your after effects application plug ins folder. now your aec files should work.

        you’re awesome btw nick.

        • I had this problem of Cinema creating the .aec file but it refusing to acknowledge in After effects- that is nothing opened. Was completely messing with my head it not working, did a lot of research, including here and finally found out (on the mograph forum) that if you have another copy of the plugin ANYWHERE on your hard drive it won’t work – say as a plugin for an old version of Cinema. Anyway after removing all other copies it finally worked.

  • Damn it really sucks having done all the work in Cinema 4d only to bot be able to transfer it to After effects! I installed the plugin and just receive an error message. sucks!!

  • Thank you so much. It’s such an useful tutorial.

    How do you make a not square solid out of external composition tag? I made a sphere made out of hexagons, and I was trying to fill some of the hexagons with the footage later on in the AE. But was not able to make a hexagon shaped solid.

    Any suggestion?

    Thanks in advance Nick!

  • Hi!
    Please tell me how I do this if I want to place image on 2 or more plasma TV. I tried with same procedure but it doesn’t work.

  • Awesome tut G-man!
    Please, Please, Please do more C4D to AE tuts in the future.
    This has helped me immensely!

  • Hello,

    I going to buy cinema4d software Which version is best for me ? I’m newbie to learn 4d ?

  • Hey, nice tutorial! it there any advantage to cinema 4d vs AE? many similar files seem to be created in 4d but I’ve never used it so I’m wondering why it seems to be the preferred software. Thanks

    -Matt

  • Got problems achieving these nice reflections using a softbox because my scene has a floor and the object which is supposed to reflect is standing on the floor. Can’t make the softbox big enough cause its sinking into the ground.
    Does someone have a solution?

  • Julian Castañeda July 1, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Hi Gorilla Xd
    i cant open my AEC file with after effects CS5.5 on Mac Osx snow leopard even after install that plugin (Cinema4dAE.plugin)
    i dont know how to fix this
    if you could help me with this ill really appreciate it.

  • Thx to Nick, I have learned tons of tips and skills of C4D that I never imagined.
    Thx for your hard work and infinite effort to share and provide your own knowledge I admire!
    And here is what I have made based on this tutorial.
    http://youtu.be/39yhC926L9s?hd=1

  • Maxon does not seem to have an exchange plug-in that works with AE CS6. Do you know anything about this? Because it’s rather difficult to follow along the rest of this tutorial without one.

    Thanks,
    Kyle

  • So I get how to do all this, but what if you want your external composite plane in a cloner? It doesn’t end up exporting to AE. I tried with lights as well.

    If I have a cloner (that’s animating) of screens and I want to be able to change their video in AE afterwards, how do I go about that?

    Alex

  • Thank you so much. It’s a very useful tutorial! But i’ve got a problem.
    I’ve got three plasma tv’s and want to play different videos on each of them.
    And here is my problem: If I jump into after effects, the red alpha mats are on completely different positions as they are in cinema 4D. Do you have any idea where the problem is ? Thanks!

  • great as ever

  • old but gold 🙂

  • hey GSG awesome tutorial! but i’m kinda wondering, how did you make that ball going up and shaped like christmas tree on your reel. i’m looking forward for the tips.

  • Great tutorial!! This was exactly what I was looking for, and I thought I had put something in my search engine that wouldn’t yield the results I wanted

  • Hi Nick.thank you for this great tut,i have an idea to share with you about the 16:9 thing.instead of your way,i think we can just change the width of the plane to 600 and type “600*9/16” in the blank of height.Im sure you know this way,and i just remind you that.
    I think this way is better and easier 🙂

  • If I spin the tv how do i tell the screen to only be visible on the front. i can duplicate the tv layer and place it on top of the screen layer and turn on and off the opacity but it spins to quick in my animation to do that? any ideas people?

  • This doesn’t seem to work when using AE CC & c4d r15.

  • Happy Holidays Nick,

    This was long, but it was great to see all tools and layers coming together.
    You really make your projects shine. Much appreciated.
    Again Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones.
    Kind regards,

    Rainer

  • That was a great tutorial.

  • I have a question please help !!
    can you make tutorial usin cinema 4d and after effect for this
    here’s the problem – how to make that cinema 4D solid little bend and so how to use that bend solid in after effect? how to make it bend in after effect? i just tried a lot of times to make it i dont no 🙁 how can do it? please give me answer anyone?

  • Thanks Nick , learning c4d at speedy rate with your all tutorials.

  • I liked your your tutorial.

    I have a question for a similar setup ??????????
    I have a box in C4d which is rotating 180 degrees while is being scaled from a zero size.
    When I move to AE I want to replace the box backside with an AE layer.
    I splited the box face and applied compositing and external compositing tag
    BUT when I open the .aec file in AE the “solid” doesnt follow the object scale!!!
    (in C4D it is gruped together withe rest of the box and moves together)

    Thanks a lot

    • Hi Nikitas! I’m currently experiencing the same issue with my animation! There’s a definite bug in the communication between Ae (for me CC 2014) and C4D (for me r14). I’ve asked around on a few forums, and this is the best advice I’ve gotten: http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/19/884943#884943

      I was hoping to see if anyone else had that same issue here and what solution they were using…

  • this was one of the best tutorials i have seen to date, thank u so much, very very useful

  • To Brad’s point above – Cineware in E CC seems to have a major bug in being able to map video to an object. The reference layer’s time is way off and odd. This is my import of TV monitor (semi-based on Nick’s tut). See how the red object does not stay with the other object? Well in C4D this is all together and looks great.

    If any of you know how to work around it would be most valuable. Thank you.

  • Hi GSG, i have been trying to figure out how i can use trapcode particular on an light with an align to spline tag attached to it(cinema4d file) in aftereffect.
    I ve tried using an external composition tag on the light instead of the light to retain its animation, it stays static after extracting it in After Effect cc. i was hoping ya all could help me out.
    Thanks.
    You guys are doing a great work by the way. Thumbs for ya all!

  • Hey Nick!

    I know you made this tutorial a long time ago, but I have a quick question – How’d you get that plane to show up in the .aec file?

    Thanks!

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