Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Material options, part of Premiere Pro and After Effects: Enhancing Production Value.
…Now an important fact to know about lighting in After Effects is that…the light is only half the battle when it comes to lighting a scene.…The other half is altering how the layer, your footage receives the…light and a lot of people miss that second half of the equation.…But there's a lot of power inside there.…Let's go ahead and move this light a little bit up on the hood, so…we can really see how these colors are being shifted by how bright this light is.…
I'm going to twirl up the light for now, select my footage layer, unlock it so I…can edit it, then type A A to reveal its 3-D specific parameters.…What's of interest to us are these material options.…This as I mentioned is how the layer is going to receive the light.…For example, your separate numbers for how much defuse over…all lighting it receives, and how strong the hotspot is.…If I take the hotspot or the specular intensity down to zero.…Now I can just, control a very broad, overall lighting, on the scene.…
Then, I can start adding in, just how much hotspot that I want.…
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- Compositing footage shot on black
- Tinting and color-balancing footage to change its mood and unify multiple clips
- Adding a filmic glow
- Introducing artificial lighting to add mystery and interest to a scene
- Relighting existing footage
- Using the Warp Stabilizer and Rolling Shutter Repair to smooth out wobbly shots