Level up your title video with a 3D element - Place 3D texts into a real footage in Cinema4D

Peter Nagy, Illustration, Drawing, Motion design, 3D,

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9 Lessons (46m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. 01 - Building the scene in 3D

    • 3. 02 - Real skylight

    • 4. 03 - Rebuilding

    • 5. 04 - The matte shadow

    • 6. 05 - Define the sun and its shadow

    • 7. 06 - Placing the texts

    • 8. 07 - The Arnold materials

    • 9. 08 - Motion and rendering


About This Class

As a result of the course you will know how to place a cool 3D title into a real life footage. You can use this for a wedding video, a nice trip summary video or what important video you made. and I will show you how to do it, and you can have your own mini 'movie title' with a 3D text.

We will place 3D texts into a real footage in Cinema4D and rendering with Arnold renderer
In the course I use C4DtoA 2.4.0 /core
Please consider, that other versions may has different settings.

The course includes background sequences, which you can use for the Cinema4D camera tracking mode and a 360 panorama footage for defining realistic lighting for the video.

Downloadable link to the background sequences: link


what we are going to do in this course step by step:

- At first we will use the background video footage that you can find in additional materials.

- We will generate a 3D scene from this 2D footage in Cinema4D.
  So we can rebuild the original scene of the footage.

- Using with test 3D elements we will define the Skylight working with the
  additional 360 panorama picture.

We will define the ground in Cinema4D, where we are placing the 3D unit.

- We will define the virtual Sun representing the original one. Its position and angle as well. 

- After building the scene we will change the basic elements to our Texts or Title.

- We will use Arnold materials to add cool look to the 3D units.

- Finally we will render the composite scene with Arnold. 

I will share all my tips and tricks during the process, but if you missed anything,
please feel free to ask, I am here to teach!

Come and join the course and create amazing title right now!