Bending layers


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Bending layers

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 n...

Bending layers
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Bending layers provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer as part of the After Effects CS6 New Features

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