Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding illumination, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
Illumination is another one of those material attributes that I just love.…We can see that the centers of these spheres here are illuminated with this…really cool blue that pops through lights, and just looks really awesome.…Having illuminate texture works great for motion graphics and other elements…where you just want to be glowy, but things like neon or other things where to…need lights to pop or other materials to just kind a pop regardless of the…lighting, illumination is great for that.…
So, let's take a look at this.…I'm going to go over to the Illumination START composition.…We have plain old black spheres, and we need to make them cooler with Illumination.…So, go ahead and select the Element layer, click the Scenes Setup button and…let's go and click on the material and we will scroll down here, pass…Reflection, pass Refraction down to Illumination.…This is really easy to setup. All you have to do is click on the Color…swatch. Pick the color that you want. In my case I want a bright blue. And I…
- 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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