Bending layers


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Bending layers

To continue on with our theme of 3D, we're going to explore how you can bend layers. So the kinds of layers you can bend inside of After Effects are Photoshop layers, Illustrator layers and layer Solids. In the 3D Options for Shape layers and Text layers you can extrude but there's no option for Bend. The option is literally called Curvature. So to look at this, let's start by actually adding a layer Solid to the scene. Go up under the Layer menu and choose New > Solid.

I'm going to make it the comp size by clicking the button and grab the Eyedropper and choosing this turquoise color just so we match the scene. When I click OK, we have a layer Solid. If we enable 3D on this layer, again, because we're in the Ray-traced 3D Renderer, if we press AA to open up our Geometry Options, notice here's the setting for Curvature. Let's crank this up to a 100 so you can see clearly what's happening here. Now I'm going to switch to 2 Views - Horizontal so you can v...

Bending layers
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Bending layers provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the After Effects CS6 Essential Training

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