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Vertex Week: Roundtripping your VFX projects using Cinema 4D and After Effects

Roundtripping your VFX projects using Cinema 4D and After Effects

Mike Griggs is a digital content creation specialist, who is also a regular contributor to our sister title 3D World magazine. A 'creative generalist', Griggs has been working in the field for over 25 years and has a list of clients including national treasures such as BBC, The Natural History Museum, The National Trust and many others. 

A master of  VFX, motion graphic animation, 3D/VR artistry or editing, Griggs is perfectly placed to deliver this handy tutorial, which will have you switching seamlessly between Cinema 4D and After Effects. Here, he creates an object in C4D and adds it into some sweeping footage created in AE. Griggs starts with the basics so whatever your skill level, there will be something for you to learn here.

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If you enjoyed this tutorial, you'll want to check out some of our other Vertex Week content such as Erik Ly's tutorial on how to improve your digital illustration in Photoshop. And if you'd like even more, head over to Cynthia Sheppard's lesson on using strong shadows in portrait painting.

Need more video editing tools? Try our guide to the top video editing software around right now. And be sure to check out the best laptops for video editing, too.

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Georgia Coggan is a regular freelance contributor for Creative Bloq, who has also worked on T3 and Top Ten Reviews. With a particular interest in branding and retro design, Georgia writes about everything from logo design to creative technology, enjoys hunting down genuinely good deals and has even used her knowledge as an ex-teacher to create buying guides on products including children's books and bookcases. Tying these design interests together is an obsession with London Underground posters from the last century.