Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Fading objects in and out, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
In this brief tutorial, we are just going to take a quick look at how to…animate object opacity.…Now, we know that there's the Force Opacity option inside of Element. We also…know that we could animate the opacity of the layer.…But, that would fade the opacity of all the objects on the layer; we don't want to do that.…I just want to fade the opacity of this main object in front.…So, we could actually do this using the Animation Engine.…If I go to the Scene Setup button to see what we are working with here, we have…a regular box on Group 1, and then we have the boxes in the background--flat_box.…
And then, we also have boxes on box 2, but what I've done for the boxes on box 2,…or on Group 2, excuse me, is that I have lowered the Force Opacity all the way down to 0.…So it's basically invisible.…And, because the Animation Engine blends between materials on this same object,…if we animate the Animation Engine, or turn on the Animation Engine, animate …between these properties, we can actually fade things out.…
- 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 Intermediate
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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