Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing an object's anchor point, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
Another really important part of working with 3D Objects, especially when…you're going to animate, is working with the object's anchor point, and that's not…super clear where that is in Element,…so that's what we are going to talk about in this movie.…We have this little project; I have this telephone pole, the one which ships with…Element, tracked to a live-action shot here, and I want to make it seem like it's…toppling over, like it's going to fall over, and of course, my shadow is fake here,…so when I drop this down, it's not going to look right with the shadow.…
But also, it spins from the center, because by default, when you create a 3D…object in Element, it puts the anchor point right in the center, so if we want…to have this topple over, it's not going to work.…So to remedy this, let's go head and click the Scene Setup button, then click on…the object itself, and then when we see the options down here, we will see the…Anchor Point dropdown, and like I said, by default, this is in the Model Center.…
- 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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