To add more realism to your 3D-ness to the titles, you need to match the shadows to make the text look like they are part of the scene. In this movie, author Eran Stern will show you how you can use the automatic settings to create realistic shadows in Adobe After Effects and “cheat” so save some render time.
- Now it's not enough to just add 3Dness to the titles.…In order to make it more realistic and really sell the shot,…we must match the shadows as well.…So you can do it using the automatic settings…or you can improvise and cheat a little…to save some render time.…Here, let me show you what I mean.…So when you are working with the Rat Race 3D engine,…all the light in the scene can actually cast shadows.…And in order for this to work,…you need to create a shadow catcher.…
So the shadow catcher option is going to be…generated from the effect itself,…meaning that you need to select the 3D camera tracker…and then just identify the plane that you want…the shadow catcher to be generated,…click on it, right click on this plane,…and you can create a shadow catcher and light.…Now this is a great way to work.…However, it will take some time to set up…and you may need to relight the scene,…and also settle with a rectangular shape…of the shadow catcher, and another disadvantage…of working with it is that it can slow down…the render time quite dramatically.…
This course works through real-world scenarios, showcasing impressive type effects used to create visually stunning scenes. To make type integrate seamlessly with the footage, Eran demonstrates how to use tracking, rotoscoping, particles, distortions, camera effects, and more. Compositing is performed in Premiere Pro as the main editing hub. In addition to Photoshop and After Effects, the course also explores a PixelSquid plugin, a Bounce Pack set of transitions, ReelSmart Motion Blur, a Continuum Complete set of 3D objects, and some text design templates of Titler Pro 4. These third-party plugins are introduced to complement your workflow while keeping time spent outside the editing interface minimal. This course is designed to equip you with the skills needed to create promos, trailers, and openers that exhibit superb use of 3D titles.
- Creating 3D objects and type
- Rendering text
- Animating with motion and transitions
- Faking depth with rotoscoping
- Working with multiple layers
- Creating a shatter explosion
- Floating type in a liquid text simulation
- Attaching type to a moving object within a scene
- Adding motion graphics to movement within a scene