Intro to Lights and Material Options in After Effects CC


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Intro to lights and material options

Lights and material options go together like peas in a pod. Once you create one, you'll deffintally want to go and change the settings for another. Now before you create any lights inside yoru composition, it's important to pay attention to the renderer that you're currently using. So, let's go to the project panel and select our lights and material composition. Then press Cmd + K or Ctrl + K on the PC to open the Composition settings. Click on the Advanced tab. We want to make sure the Renderer setting is set to Classic 3D. There are different material options for each different Renderer, so it's really important to choose Classic 3D for this movie. Now we can click OK.

Now as a general rule, before you add a light to the scene, you want to look at your layers and just make sure that you have some layers that are 3D. And as you can see in our project, we have seven layers that are currently in 3D space. So we're ready to add a light. Let's make our Timeline active, and th...

Intro to lights and material options
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Intro to lights and material options provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the After Effects CC Essential Training

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