Creating a reflection


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Creating a reflection

To help visually sell that this is a 3D world, it would be nice if I could see a reflection of this panel on our floor. If I switch to some of the alternate views like Custom View 1, you can see that it's just not visible as if the floors aren't reflecting at all. Every version of After Effects up through CS5.5 unfortunately does not natively support reflections. There are a few different plug-ins available that allow you to fake reflections or you can manually build a reflection. Let me show you how to do that. First off, you need to take your Skater layer and duplicate it to create your reflection.

Next, you need to rotate this reflection copy down into place. I will press R, rotation, and Scrub its X Rotation, or orientation, to put it down at plus or minus 180 degrees, so it can act as a reflection. Type in 180. Again, this is where placing your anchor point at the very bottom of the layer made life a lot easier. When I scrub through X Rotation value, it rotated right around th...

Creating a reflection
Video duration: 7m 47s 3h 26m Intermediate Updated Dec 19, 2012

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Creating a reflection provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 15: Creating a Sports Opening Title

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