Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Customizing the environment, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
All right, folks, just a quick movie here on how to make your own Custom Environments.…In one of the examples that we saw a little bit earlier in this chapter, one of…the things that make it work is I actually use this background texture as the…reflection map, as the environment basically, inside of these, on top of these cubes.…So, let's see how to do.…If we go over to the Custom Environments START you'll see that I've used one of…the stock reflection maps that come with Element and it's just really mismatched…and we can see how badly that composites here.…
So, we actually want to use this dirt field background layer as the environment…map, but I want to blur it a little bit.…So, what we are going to need to do is duplicate it, which you can do by…selecting the layer dirt field.movie and pressing Command+D on the Mac or…Ctrl+D on the PC, then right click on the layer, choose Pre-Composed, and you…can choose either Leave all attributes, or Move all attributes.…It doesn't matter in this case.…I am going to label this PRECOMP new environment and choose Open New…
- 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 Appropriate for all
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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