Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding the final touches, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
As we've gone throughout this chapter, we have seen the power, at least, the…potential power of using this Element effect. It's incredible.…We have actual live 3D objects that render fast, and animate between each…other in our scene.…There is a tendency, because Element is so cool, to just leave it as is; to…just let Element do all the work, but we can't do that.…As artists, we need to contribute something to this, and not let Element get all of the credit.…So let's add a little bit of polish here.…
What I'm going to do is I'm going to go the Layer menu at the top, and choose…New > Adjustment Layer.…And what I'm going to do now is apply the Glow effect, because I think we could…actually create a better looking glow than what's there. I'll take up the…threshold maybe a little bit, maybe increase the radius, actually maybe …I'll take down a little threshold, and make this a little bit brighter, as if…it's really lit up, kind of like that.…
It really does look lit up. That's good.…And what's really cool is that Glow uses the luminance of the object based on…
- Assigning objects to groups
- Adjusting basic object transform properties
- Creating 3D objects from text and masks
- Working with bevel presets
- Creating custom materials
- Adding illumination
- Creating bumps with normal maps
- Using replicator shapes
- Animating with the animation engine
- Creating a shallow depth of field
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Creating Your First Project
3. Overview of Element 3D
4. Working with 3D Objects
5. Creating 3D Objects
6. Working with Materials
7. Particle Replicators
8. Integrating with After Effects
9. Using the Animation Engine
10. Adding Polish
11. Final Project: Building a Space Scene
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