Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing the ray-traced 3D renderer, part of After Effects CS6 New Features.
One of the biggest new features After Effects CS6 for motion graphics artists…like Trish and myself is the inclusion of a brand-new ray-traced 3D rendering…engine in After Effects.…Now the previous rendering engine, which is now called the Classic 3D Renderer,…allowed you to put objects in 3D space but didn't give them any depth, no…extrusion. They were just a postcard in space.…And some people used to call this 2.5D, not true 3D.…Well now, you have a choice to use the Classic 3D Renderer or the new ray-traced…renderer, where you can take shape layers and text layers, extrude them, bevel…them, give them transparency, and then give them reflections, including the…ability to support an environment map that surrounds your composition.…
You can also take flat layers like still images and movie files and at least…bend them and have them also be partially transparent, or to reflect other…objects inside your composition.…This isn't a replacement for dedicated 3D programs, or even fancy plug-ins like…
- Understanding the global performance cache
- Using ray-traced rendering with beveling and extrusion
- Working with 3D Camera Tracker
- Performing rolling shutter repairs
- Adding variable mask feathering
- Working with CycoreFX HD plug-in
- Touring Imagineer Systems mocha AE and Adobe SpeedGrade
- Round-tripping between After Effects and MAXON CINEMA 4D
Skill Level Appropriate for all
After Effects: Principles of Motion Graphicswith Ian Robinson7h 57m Intermediate
After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
1. Global Performance Cache
2. Motion Graphics Features
3. Visual Effects Features
4. Effects Updates
Making upgrade decisions2m 51s
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