Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Aligning with nulls, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
Who doesn't love a Null Object?…Null Objects do so much good for us when working in After Effects and working…with Element is no exception.…You remember in the last chapter I had this example, this little video game stuff…where these rings blue up in Element.…Well, one of things that I want, is I want to have this ring come down this…path and then explode.…But the thing is, it's really hard getting the Element group to roll down this…hill and make it look like here it was connected to this hill because I've…already made the background and my slope is not a very good slope I realize.…
And so, I was having a hard time and so I decided, I would make a Null Object or…actually a solid layer but it's the same thing and I can open up position here,…I'll click on Position and the benefit of using this Null Object is that I was…able to get motion handle, so I can control the path, the shape that this null…traveled coming down this hill here.…So, then in order to get this to work let's go down to Element here and in Group…
- 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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