C4D Beginner 101 Video Textures1

In the first Beginning C4D 101 quick tip series, I’ll show you how to bring video into Cinema 4D to use as a texture.

 

Hint: if you don’t know how many frames your image sequence has, right click on the folder containing them, get info, and it will tell you how many images are in that folder which will be the amount of frames.

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  1. Lu
    Lu09-06-2011

    Hey, Joren…

    THANK YOU for starting the series :))!!
    Very helpful.

  2. Scott
    Scott09-06-2011

    Thanks Joren!

  3. Rolando Arroyo
    Rolando Arroyo09-07-2011

    Thanks again joren

  4. Tommy
    Tommy09-07-2011

    Thanks mate. Great tip. Keep them coming

  5. Craig
    Craig09-07-2011

    Thanks Joren. Very useful

  6. Matt
    Matt09-07-2011

    Nice one, Joren! :)

  7. jhelias
    jhelias09-07-2011

    Really nice !!!
    Please keep on doing this…

    just orderd Industrial pack few days ago, i recommend… it helps !

  8. rovino
    rovino09-09-2011

    Thanks for the learning.. Just curious.. why cubic for the mapping? wouldn’t Flat worked just as well without having to deal with the tiling? Also just another note I recently learned. you could use either color channel or Luminance.

    color- allows your video to be affected by the lights in your scene.

    luminance- shows the video as it is natively and is not affected by lights in your scene.

  9. Joren
    Joren09-09-2011

    Hey Rovino, not sure about flat actually. Take a plane, put an image on it, and go to flat. It gets kind of crazy! Let me know if that works for you or not, but cubic seems to work perfect for me…
    As for channels, yes you could put it in the luminance as well, and then the image would “emit” light which is pretty cool! All depends on the look you’re going for. Thanks mate!

  10. Marc
    Marc09-14-2011

    Thanks I’ve recently had a few problems texturing and this has very quickly cleared up a few important questions I had.

    Thanks

  11. m
    m10-04-2011

    Thank you. Concise and helpful. Thank you!

  12. VinhSon
    VinhSon10-23-2011

    Wonderful tutotial! I was wondering how you could do this vise versa: attach a composotion to your 3D render in After Effects from Cinema 4D (similar to an iPhone model etc)

    Thanks!

  13. Gokhan
    Gokhan12-01-2011

    please fix the video link,I can’t see anaything..I think link is broken :(

    Thank you very much.

  14. Joren
    Joren12-01-2011

    It works for me Gokhan, maybe refresh or try a different browser?

  15. Gokhan
    Gokhan12-02-2011

    OK Dear Joren,I fixed the problem,my browser problem,
    Thak you very much for reply ;)

  16. kwaku nyantekyi
    kwaku nyantekyi05-20-2013

    This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the video.

  17. Lillian
    Lillian09-08-2013

    Perfect! Thank you.

  18. strainedeye
    strainedeye12-27-2013

    The missing ingredient I’ve been looking for – Editor – Animate preview! Man I just wanted to thank you! Thaaaaaank youuu! I’ve almost re-installed the entire program out of frustration! I said to myself, this is the last tutorial I’ll watch! Im so glad i did!

    • Joren
      Joren12-27-2013

      Awesome!! Glad it helped you out!

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