Beginning C4D 101: Video Textures

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.

    1. Lu

      Hey, Joren…

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

    2. Scott

      Thanks Joren!

    3. Rolando Arroyo
      Rolando Arroyo09-07-2011

      Thanks again joren

    4. Tommy

      Thanks mate. Great tip. Keep them coming

    5. Craig

      Thanks Joren. Very useful

    6. Matt

      Nice one, Joren! 🙂

    7. jhelias

      Really nice !!!
      Please keep on doing this…

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

    8. rovino

      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

      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

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


    11. m

      Thank you. Concise and helpful. Thank you!

    12. VinhSon

      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)


    13. Gokhan

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

      Thank you very much.

    14. Joren

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

    15. Gokhan

      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

      Perfect! Thank you.

    18. strainedeye

      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

        Awesome!! Glad it helped you out!

    19. inde

      you have a clean and simple way of explaining. Leaving the crap. Thank you. I have emailed you.

    20. Mary

      Hey Joren! After I completed everything in the video tutorial and I come back to After Effects the video I pulled in disappears and I can now only see the back of the truss video board! It only appears in after effects when I change the renderer settings to Software but I wanted to do it in Standard Final to remove grid lines. I’m sure it’s an easy fix that the rookie in me cannot figure out. Do you know what I’m doing wrong?

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