Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating custom materials, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
In this chapter, we're going to look at the exciting world of materials.…Materials are the textures and other things that we do to clothe our 3D models.…Think of 3D models as skeletons and materials like textures and skin and muscle,…and everything that we put on the surface of the object, and just like with…human bodies, the covering makes a huge difference.…So, we're going to start with this plain old basic model, and we're going to add…some basic materials to it and talk about basic materials in this movie, and in…the next tutorial, we're going to make it look beautiful.…
So, let's go ahead, and start in the Custom Material START composition, go ahead…and select the Element layer, and click the Scene Setup button.…And here, we have the plain old bucket from the last chapter, you might…remember, we imported this as a CINEMA 4D object.…I coated this in gold which was a horrific and embarrassing mistake, and now…we're going to rectify that a little bit.…So, go ahead and select the wood texture, scroll down here, and we get to…
- 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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