Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Enabling ray tracing, part of After Effects CS6 New Features.
For the next several movies, you don't need any particular project file. I have…just a brand-new project here.…I am going to start with Composition > New Composition.…I am going to make a comp that's NTSC D1 Widescreen Square Pixel just because…I know it will fit on my screen at a 100%, and I want you to see what's going on…at 100% resolution.…I am going to create a brand-new text layer. Virtually everything I am going to…show you in the next several movies applies to shape layers as well. …I'll double-click, center my paragraph text, and type in something like raytrace.…
Enter. Scrub this a bit bigger so I can see what's going on.…I am going to bevel and extrude this type.…Now, a general tip to keep in mind is that beveling adds to the size of your type.…So it's a good idea to start with a thinner type like this, perhaps something…like a Myriad light font.…As soon as you start using things like bold fonts, small areas like inside A's…or where characters are close to each other-- I will go ahead and kern that out a little bit--…
- Understanding the global performance cache
- Using ray-traced rendering with beveling and extrusion
- Working with 3D Camera Tracker
- Performing rolling shutter repairs
- Adding variable mask feathering
- Working with CycoreFX HD plug-in
- Touring Imagineer Systems mocha AE and Adobe SpeedGrade
- Round-tripping between After Effects and MAXON CINEMA 4D
Skill Level Appropriate for all
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After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
1. Global Performance Cache
2. Motion Graphics Features
3. Visual Effects Features
4. Effects Updates
Making upgrade decisions2m 51s
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