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Cinema4D to After Effects and back again…

In this collection of tutorials created for Maxon’s You Tube channel, I explore techniques you can use when working with Cinema4D Multipass rendering in combination with the After Effects exchange feature of Cinema4D. Taking you step by step through the process, the tutorial starts by covering the basic principles of working with multipass rendering and exporting…

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Straight vs Premultiplied : Understanding Alpha Channels

I am often asked the question “What is the difference between a Straight and a Premultiplied Alpha Channel?” In this tutorial I discuss the differences between a Straight and a Premultiplied Alpha channel.  How to spot the difference and ensure you interpret your files correctly when setting up your composite. I also cover the Straight…

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Preserve Transparency in After Effects

Here is a quick tip on using Preserve Transparency in After Effects.  An often overlooked feature, this little switch can sometimes be very useful when wanting to stack several layers and retain the transparency of the bottom layer. Head on over to Vimeo to watch this in HD Preserve Transparency In After Effects from Tim…