- Compositing with Cinema 4D and Photoshop
Cinema, Photoshop, Gorillas...Oh My!
- Hey there! I just thought I'd share some of the recent work I've done using Photoshop and Cinema. I'm pretty new to the world of Cinema 4D (and animation), and though it takes a little while to get the ins-and-outs of it, once you get rolling there's sooo much cool stuff you can do with it. As you can see below, I've posted a few recent examples of how I was able to composite still shots with 3D graphics in Cinema to create some pretty fun scenes for print, multimedia and guerilla environments. I've even recently built a Flash-based app (which I'll post soon) with seamless video-to-interface animations too, so the possibilities seem pretty endless. For those of you who aren't very familiar with Cinema, there's a ton of great user groups, forums, animators and designers out there to help you along the way with killer tut's, plugins and other fun stuff to push your work that much farther. One indispensable tool I find myself using almost always is Greyscale Gorilla's HDRI Light Kit Pro. It's a great library of light rigs, studios, and more all built around real-world lighting principles to really help you give your scenes and renders a true sense of realism. Each setup is customizable too, which allows you full freedom to customize how you light your scene. It's a massive time saver too. You can check out that plus a bunch of the Gorilla's other cool stuff for Cinema and more at greyscalegorilla.com/blog/. I hope you dig the pics. Cheers! –Ryan