Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the materials, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
In this movie, we're going to look at a few cool material tricks that I used.…I have this problem. To be honest with you, I put materials on too early. I know…I've been saying this whole chapter about how you should wait to put materials…on, but I get so annoyed by looking at these ugly, white objects, or just plain,…boring objects. I know it slows me down, but I usually put materials on too early,…because I'm really influenced by the way things look.…So, if the things are really ugly, then I am just kind of, like, not inspired, and…it changes the framing, and how I lay things out. So, you really should wait until…later to put on materials, because, again, it does slow things down.…
I always wish there was like a rehab for people that put materials on too early.…Now, let's first look at this planet, here, this hunka, hunka burning love, here.…Let's go ahead and select the Element planet layer, and we'll go ahead and open…up the Element Effect, and click Scene Setup.…As I mentioned before, this is just the planet that comes with Element. But I…
- 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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