Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Faking opacity reduction, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
The OpenGL engine that Element 3D is based on is obviously incredible, very…powerful, very fast, and has a lot of benefits.…But, as I mentioned throughout the training series there are some limitations.…It doesn't do accurate shadows for example.…It also doesn't do accurate reflections.…It also doesn't handle Opacity changes very well.…But, they have added a fake way to force the Opacity of objects.…So, we're going to look at it to create this example.…(video playing with music)…So, I'm going to go ahead and go to the Opacity Start Comp where you could like…the before version of this without Opacity.…
You could see how these spheres are getting in the way of the text and just…looks really clunky.…Not really good at all here.…So, I am going to go ahead and select the Element layer, click Scenes Setup, and…this is all you have to do.…I want to click on the Material for the sphere.…The extrusion model is actually the text…so, pay no attention to the extrusion model.…So the material on this sphere--…scroll all the way down--and you'll see a Force Opacity.…
- 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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