Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Environment layers in CS6, part of After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space.
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In the previous, movie I carefully arranged my scene so that a layer providing…reflection bounces pixels off a reflective 3D layer and back to the camera.…However, it can be hard to arrange your scene to make sure you've got an…interesting reflection no matter how you're viewing your 3D layer.…For example, I have got my Active Camera view selected, I'll turn on it's…Transparency Grid, and by doing so you'll notice the sides of my text aren't…reflecting anything, there's nothing behind or off to the sides to bounce…pixels or bounce rays back to the camera.…
You could build up another layer behind, another layer of to the sides, and maybe…layers above and layers below, or you can take advantage of a nice feature in…After Effect CS6 referred to as Environment layers.…I'll return my layout to normal, where this timeline panel is back with the…other timeline panels, switch back to 1 View for now, and open up the composition…Ray Trace5-Environment Map*starter.…My initial layout of this scene is similar to what you've seen before. I have a…
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- Keyframing motion paths in 3D
- Managing multiple 3D views
- Auto-orienting cameras along a path
- Creating shadows
- Understanding Vanishing Point Exchange
- Importing a 3D model into Photoshop Extended
- Scaling in 3D
- OpenGL acceleration