Export for Dome Projection and Spherical Cameras/ Equirectangular
I'm working on creating videos in Cinema4D for dome projection and need guidance on exporting with an equirectangular spherical camera:
1.How can I set up and export using an equirectangular camera in Cinema4D?
2.Once rendered, how can I refine or edit this footage in After Effects?
3. Are there any specific plugins or settings in Cinema4D I should be aware of?
In After Effects, which tools or effects are best for editing equirectangular content?
Any step-by-step advice or resources would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help!
Dr. Sassi last edited by
The Spherical Camera is the way to go. Do you use Redshift for the standard Workflow? Equirectangular typically 2:1 ratio, I keep them in a multiple of 1024 pixels. For a dome, you might check if the lower half is needed (ratio 4:1 then) or what dimensions the dome has.
Any postproduction needs evaluation, as many options cannot avoid a seam, as they do not render over the left to the right side (I hope that makes sense.)
I assume you are familiar with the Ae VR tools.
To ask this question so general leaves me very little to say. What do you want or need to change with the equirectangular? In other words, you need to ask more specifically; I have used equirectangular regularly for my "stuff" for over two decades. I'm happy to help, but I need something more specific. What are your delivery requirements?