Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding depth, part of After Effects: Kinetic Typography Techniques (2011).
There are a couple of ways that you can add depth to 3D animations in After Effects. …One is to add lighting, the other is to add what's known as depth of field to …your camera. Now, if you want to follow along, we're …in 3D Animation AEP which you can find in 08 3D Animation folder. …Which is in the project files folder. And you'll see here I have this text animation. …Where the camera moves around these letters in 3D space.…
Now at the moment it's very difficult to differentiate between the layers. …Are these different distances or is this one just smaller than the other but on …the same plain. It's fairly hard to tell at the moment. …Let me just switch off the Title Action Safe Zones, so that you can see this a …bit more clearly. So to increase the sense of depth, what …you can do is open up the Camera, and switch on Depths of Field. …Now that is going to slow you down a little bit, but will give you much better results. …Now at the moment, you can't really see any difference.…
And that's because if we have a look at this from the top view and just go to Vew …
- Working with audio
- Preparing source files
- Structuring your After Effects project
- Working with shapes and effects
- Optimizing performance
- Animating text
- Creating 3D animation
- Using expressions to create motion
- Rendering your final movie
Skill Level Appropriate for all
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1. Working with Audio
2. Preparing Source Files
3. Structuring Your After Effects Project
4. Working with Shapes
5. Working with Effects
6. Optimizing Performance
7. Animating Text
8. Creating 3D Animation
9. Using Expressions to Create Motion
10. Rendering Your Final Movie
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