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What does the shadow catcher plugin allow?
Here is the scenario, we have a 3D character walking across the floor while casting a shadow. We want to composite this with an image in photoshop. Using shadow catcher we can render the character and shadow (with alpha) without the floor. Very useful.
With this example you will create a mograph generated object which will react to music for its motion and movement.
(Update – Newer versions of After Effects have keylight already included)
Here is a tutorial covering the basics of keying using keylight in After Effects 7. If you want something that gives you the best green/blue screen keying in After Effects, then in my personal opinion keylight is it.
Here is a tutorial showing the use of Block Dissolve to create several clips fading in/out on a grid (You will need 9 movie clips).
NOTE: This tutorial is intended for PAL, if you use NTSC some of the numerical settings will need to be changed!
This is just a simple example, but it should teach you the basics of using Matrix Extrude in C4D, which is a fantastic feature of C4D.