Join Joel Bradley for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting the Ambient Occlusion element, part of 3ds Max: Rendering for Composites.
- 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
Learning 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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