Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Faking complex materials, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
Earlier in this chapter we looked at this SUV model and as we mentioned…there's really no way that you're going to get this red texture to look like a…real car paint job.…It just when you're talking about car paint jobs, you need something in a 3D…program called Subsurface Scattering.…It's for complex materials that have layers with them like the shellac and sheen…of a car paint job or like human skin where there are multiple layers of tissue…or when you're talking about marble or milk or something like that.…
But, there is a way where we can fake it with other materials.…If I look at the Complex Mats FINAL composition, here I've tweaked things a…little bit and this material looks a little more complex and it gets a little…bit closer to achieving that subsurface scattering look in 3D programs. And again…this functionality is not built into Element right now.…This is just a trick that I want to show you where you can fake more complex…materials like this so you don't have to have this car with this cartoony red or…
- 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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