In this Cinema 4D quick tip, I’ll be going over the Matte Object. This feature is crucial for when you realize you accidentally forgot to set an Object Buffer in your scene after you rendered everything. We’ve all been there, right? I’ll show you why using the Matte Object beats the other mainstream way of “faking” an object buffer with creating materials with black and white luminance channels and, of course, why it’s not smart at all resorting to re-rendering the entire animation just because you forgot to set an Object Buffer.
My buddy AJ Haines just released a nice plug-in that lets you do exactly what I go over in this tutorial with a single click of a button. Check it out along with his other Cinema 4D resources on his website!