Introducing the ray-traced 3D renderer


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Introducing the ray-traced 3D renderer

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 p...

Introducing the ray-traced 3D renderer
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Introducing the ray-traced 3D renderer provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer as part of the After Effects CS6 New Features

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