Adding smooth falloff


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Adding smooth falloff

Smooth falloff lighting lets you precisely determine the size, otherwise known as the radius, and range, the falloff distance, of a given light. The light decreases between those two values in a linear fashion, which might not purely realistic, does offer you the maximum flexibility and control. So to look at that, I've set up a little 3D scene here. It consists of a target floor. There is a cloud of particles that I made out of some text in 3D, and there's this kind of nebula around that, and they're all going to pick up a 3D light.

So let's create one now. I'll choose Layer > New > Light and I'll leave it as the default After Effects light and choose this amber color that's in here now. So this is how a light has looked in previous versions of After Effects. If I go to 2 Views, I can reposition it so that it's at the center of the target. And you can see that the decrease in value is slight and it's just based on the angle.

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Adding smooth falloff
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Adding smooth falloff provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Mark Christiansen as part of the After Effects CS5.5 New Features

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