Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Looking at the models, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
Let's first take a look at our models, here. We have two main spaceships here;…our main good guys spaceship, and then we are attacked by a fleet of bad guys…spaceships, here. And, both of these phenomenal models were created by the artist,…Christopher Kuhn. And, he's extremely talented. He actually has this little e-book…on Amazon about Building Your Own Rocket Bike in Blender, and if you are just…interested, it's pretty cool.…Extremely talented guy, so I thank you for providing those models for us, here.…
Now, I could have easily done all of this on one layer of Element; initially,…that's how I set it up.…But then I started realizing that I really want to be able to control the…aliasing, and a lot of other properties of these layers, independently, so I did…separate the planet, which is an Element object, and these two different ships…into each of their own 3D layers.…Now, that's presented a few challenges. Let's go ahead and select the Element…good guys layer, then go ahead and click the Scene Setup button.…
- 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 Appropriate for all
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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