Adding a 2D background


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Adding a 2D background

I like how my 3D world looks, but frankly, my world is looking a bit empty, particularly here at the very start of the composition, because there is a lot of black space and very little going on. I could try to create a very large background in 3D that pans along with the camera, but frankly that will take quite a large layer, and it might take a little while to render. Another trick many people use is they'll just go ahead and put 2D backgrounds behind their 3D worlds. If it's fairly indistinct and don't have a lot of recognizable objects or a lot of perspective, you can get away with it.

So in this case, I am going to go back to my Project panel, and since I already have the sound of thunder in my sound track, I went ahead and found some more lightning for my background. I have this horizontal lightning movie that I've also picked up. I'll go up to 100%, play through so you can see what it looks like. And that's a lot of fun. Very active lighting. Nice wide horizont...

Adding a 2D background
Video duration: 4m 29s 3h 26m Intermediate Updated Dec 19, 2012

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Adding a 2D background provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 15: Creating a Sports Opening Title

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