Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing 3D objects, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
Another one of Element 3D's great miracles is that it can actually import 3D objects natively.…It imports OBJ files, which is a standard universal 3D file format, but it also…imports C4D file; that's Native CINEMA 4D project files, which is absolutely…incredible; it's almost unheard of.…However, there is a little bit of a gotcha here. There is some stuff we have…to do to set this up.…I have this model here, this is the bucket original file, and I want to import…this into After Effects.…
You can see it's a bucket original.c4d.…If I go over to After Effects, and Element, click Scene Setup, and I'll go…ahead and go to the Model Browser, in the right-hand side of the Model Browser,…there is a little arrow here.…Click that, and choose Import 3D Object.…In the Media folder of the Exercise Files, you'll find the 3D Files folder, and…inside of that, choose bucket original, and click Import 3D Object.…Now, this doesn't look at all like the bucket. It's not tapered like the…bucket, it doesn't have the handle like the bucket, and it just doesn't look all that great.…
- 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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