I’m back! I mean – after a short break – a new video is up! This time we’ll have a look on something a bit different – a video case study. The video shows a break down of “The Rhinestone Rain” wallpapers with some (what I hope are) interesting tips.
Many of young Maxon Cinema 4D users at one point struggle how to get an alpha channel for postproduction (e.g. for Photoshop or After Effect) and we all at one point go and setup one in Render Settings – the basic one. There is (as always) a second way to export your scene Alpha Channel which I call – Advanced Alpha Channel.
Not really a tutorial type of person – mainly because I don’t read them as I think they can successfully ruin the creativity in fresh mind (you fallow – you die), secondly – I would never find time to make a tutorial of one of my projects as the process is so chaotic that it wouldn’t make sense to be honest. What I like about tutorials are the nice hints – a tips, the bits that you can take and use it in your work. This is my first QuickTip – so please let me know what you think and I’ll try to make sure we’ll show stuff you guys wanna read.
Just a quick word before we start about my setup. I’m using Maxon Cinema 4D R12 – but most of the solutions will work with R9/10 and higher. My computer is using 8GB of ram and QuadCore cpu so if you fell that your project is a bit laggy – try to use less polygons (we’ll chat about this later) and should be fine. The screenshots are produced in 2560×1600 resolution, but I did rescale them to 1280x780px as for some reason WordPress has an issue with the thumbnail generation for original images. (Gregory will try to fix it). Some screenshots have different font/look on them and these are basically mixture of the experiment and proper tutorial screenshots. This is the first part which will cover the type effect and general step-by-step how to get from a font look into the pebbles look. In next few weeks we’ll go through the rendering and material setup, Adobe Photoshop post-production and for the final part – a bit of brainstorming and working around creative blockade. Let’s go!
The Artis Navi brand is about hunting for the quality and something special so the idea was to create a bit of fire/urban jungle thing but not to use any buildings/trees – but more about the colours and the shapes with lion lurking in the tall grass with this surreal feel that the grass is burning. The wallpaper is available here.
The first step was the sketch of the tiger, so I did work on rough doodle as I knew that the face won’t be fully visible hence there was no worries about the edge of the head. I based the sketch on a n istock photo but in the end departed from the original.