Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding depth to 3D objects with shading, part of Motion Graphic Design: Composition.
- [Angie] So there are two ways…of adding depth to a 3D layer…so that you can see the 3D-ness.…One would be to add lights,…but I don't really want to add lights,…because I want it to a have a flat, kind of shaded look.…So what we're going to do instead is we're going to add…different materials to different faces.…So if we double click the scissors layer,…come back in here again, what we're going to do is…open up this layer, first of all.…We're going to close our geometry options,…and you'll notice that under contents,…there's an add button.…In here, you can add different colors…to the front side, bevel, back of your object.…
Now, one little caveat…to note is that if you have multiple groups…like we have here and you try and add…one of these, you will get a warning.…So if I try and add a color to that,…it's telling me that you can't add it to multiple groups.…So a workaround is to add a new group…and then add those groups to it…so you've just got one single group.…So add a new group, and I'll call it both blades.…
In this course, learn about the most important principles of composition and how to use them in your designs. Instructor Angie Taylor puts these principles in context by taking you though the development of an online advertisement, and showcasing the different techniques used throughout her workflow. She demonstrates how to capture colors, patterns, and shapes using the Adobe Capture app; develop your rough ideas into layers that are ready for animating; compose design elements in After Effects; and create 3D artwork with Cinema 4D and After Effects.
- Using color, contrast, line, and shape
- Sampling colors from photographs
- Creating swatch groups in Adobe Illustrator
- Adding dimension with space, motion, and depth
- Creating vector shapes with the Adobe Capture app
- Coloring artwork in Adobe Draw
- Illustrator layer structure for 2D animation
- Composing design elements in After Effects
- When to use Cinema 4D for 2D-style animation
- Creating 3D artwork for motion graphics
- Adding depth to 3D objects with shading