Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Bending layers, part of After Effects CS6 New Features.
I am going to quickly rearrange my scene so that this corvette is now behind the…type so we can see it.…Let's switch to 2 Views, press V to go back to my Selection tool, move this…layer back here, W for the Rotate tool, rotate it more or less straight on, V, move it over.…I think it's a bit on the low side.…Press P for Position, and let's scrub it up.…Now type AA for its Material Options and increase its Reflection a little bit…so it can pick up some of my environment and pick up the text. There we go.…
The bad news is, when you have flat artwork, like still images or movies,…you cannot bevel and extrude them.…The good news is is that you can at least still warp them.…Let's scroll back up here and look at Geometry Options.…Instead of Bevel and Extrude, we have Curvature and Segments.…This allows me to bow the layer back or pull it forward in Z.…As I increase the Curvature, it will get deeper, and you can see how the…reflections are changing on the right, to the point where now it's a mirror and you are…
- Understanding the global performance cache
- Using ray-traced rendering with beveling and extrusion
- Working with 3D Camera Tracker
- Performing rolling shutter repairs
- Adding variable mask feathering
- Working with CycoreFX HD plug-in
- Touring Imagineer Systems mocha AE and Adobe SpeedGrade
- Round-tripping between After Effects and MAXON CINEMA 4D
Skill Level Appropriate for all
After Effects: Principles of Motion Graphicswith Ian Robinson7h 57m Intermediate
After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
1. Global Performance Cache
2. Motion Graphics Features
3. Visual Effects Features
4. Effects Updates
Making upgrade decisions2m 51s
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