C4D & AE Tut: Bringing C4D Shadows Into AE

C4D Cinema4D Casting Shadows Tutorial

In this quick Cinema 4D and After Effects tutorial I’ll show you how to set up your C4D render to export shadows to AE. I’ll also go over how to composite the multipasses correctly in After Effects.


    1. Charles Rowland
      Charles Rowland02-01-2012

      hmmm what to say but… hell freaking yes! thanks Joren!

    2. aarib

      Agreed this was what I was wanting to know!!!
      thank you!!
      could you a tutorial on depth passes? or like how to have particles in cinema4d ‘in-front’ and ‘behind’ someone?

    3. Multi

      The problem is the multipass/buffer antialiasing.
      You will get half pixel edges when using buffers as mattes. this is very anoying. CD4 does not seem to create pixelperfect buffers.

    4. Gokhan

      very nice quick tip Joren,thanks for this 😉
      but I usually using another 2-ways about multupas like this…

      1-create a new material and use “Cell Shader”
      2-Render your file to RPF formatted 😉

      thanks again.

    5. SmedleyX

      Hey Multi,
      Go to Render Settings>Anti-aliasing and check the box called “Consider Multi-Passes” that should fix it.

    6. Gokhan

      this is great SmedleyX,very nice and easy way for fix this problem,thank you very much 🙂

    7. Dave

      Is there a purpose for having the multipass file render in 16 bit while the main pass render in 8 bit? Does 16 bit produce better quality object buffer masks?

    8. Joren

      Honestly I’m not sure, I probably would use 16 bit in general for a better buffer, but I haven’t actually tested the difference yet. I think 16 is supposed to be better…

    9. ALEX

      what can i say man? just THANKS.

    10. BRian

      Thanks soooo much for this.. You’re awesome!

    11. Chiguiro

      Awesome THANK YOU!!! I wasted some time looking through a lot of tutorials made by children who tried to remake this exact same tutorial.

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