Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Enabling ray-traced 3D in CS6, part of After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space.
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In this chapter we are going to cover the features that have been made possible…by the introduction of the Ray- traced 3D renderer in After Effects CS6.…If you have access to the Exercise Files, make sure you're in the CS6…version and that you open the project file that's ends in RT, which stands for Ray-traced.…I'll double-click that.…Now something I want to warn you about up front, is that the Ray-traced 3D renderer…can be very slow in After Effects, unless you have a specific family of video…cards. Go to After Effects > Preferences > Previews, then in the Fast Previews…section, click on GPU Information. As of After Effects CS6, you need to have a…video card from NVIDIA that includes CUDA acceleration in order to really…accelerate Ray-traced rendering. Otherwise, you're going to find all the…functions in this chapter to be exceedingly slow.…
In the movies on Ray-traced image quality, and also on the new Fast Preview…options in CS6, we'll discuss ways of balancing off quality and performance,…
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- Auto-orienting cameras along a path
- Creating shadows
- Understanding Vanishing Point Exchange
- Importing a 3D model into Photoshop Extended
- Scaling in 3D
- OpenGL acceleration