Join Joel Bradley for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting the Ambient Occlusion element, part of Rendering for Composites inside 3ds Max.
- Having worked with the State Set and Render Element tools…in 3ds Max to get our footage both rendered…and into After Effects, time in this final chapter…to demonstrate albeit in a limited way,…the opportunities for postproduction editing…that our workflow has opened up for us.…In fact, the first thing I want to do here…is make a quick alteration to the way in which 3ds Max…has composited our Ambient Occlusion element.…Now, whilst this exercise isn't perhaps (laughs) essential,…keeping an eye on even small details in a render…can sometimes mean the difference…between success and failure.…
To see what it is that (laughs) I'm talking about…with the 05_01_Start.aep After Effects project…that we created at the conclusion of the previous chapter…opened up, let's jump into the Elements comp…and set the timeline here to around about frame 195.…Now, if I just turn most of the Enabled Layers off…for the moment, leaving just the lighting…and Ambient Occlusion options visible,…if I then flick the Ambient Occlusion layer…
- Making a pipeline decision
- Understanding how state sets work
- Using state sets for rendering passes
- Setting element parameters
- Creating a custom matte pass
- Installing Compositor Link
- Outputting rendering footage to After Effects
- Adding post-production effects in After Effects
Skill Level Intermediate
3ds Max 2013 Essential Trainingwith Aaron F. Ross7h 9m Beginner
Getting Started with CAT Rigging Tools in 3ds Maxwith Joel Bradley2h 33m Intermediate
Modeling a Character in 3ds Maxwith Ryan Kittleson4h 31m Intermediate
1. Introduction to Render Elements
2. Introduction to State Sets
3. Project - Rendering Our Elements
4. Project - Interoperability with After Effects
5. Project - Post Production in Adobe After Effects
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