Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating text, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
All right, folks! This is going to be a fun one, the culmination of everything we've been…learning in this chapter.…We are going to learn about how to use the Animation Engine to animate text, and…we are also going to learn a lot of other stuff along the way, and we are going…to be creating this cool, little project.…(music playing)…Now, you will notice with this, that, by the way, there is this actual 3D car and…this is on the Element Car layer. …But, just so your computers would not be totally destroyed, I pre-rendered this.…
But, for those of you that are interested, this actual layer is here…and available for you.…This is a multi-million vertices model, super high-quality, and Element handles…it like a champ, so you can play around with that.…But, what's happening here is that this text is animating kind of like regular…old After Effects text, which is one of my favorite parts of After Effects, the…way it can handle text, and do cool stuff with that. [00:00.56.36] And we miss that, any time we convert the text, anything else besides just plain, old text.…
- 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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