Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Targeting Surfaces in CS6, part of After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space.
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So far you might have noticed that any of our changes to the Material Options…for a ray-traced 3D layer affect every surface of that layer identically, the…faces, the bevels, the sides, the backs.…As I reduce my Index of Refraction all the surfaces are changed in the same way, et cetera.…I'm going to go closer to a more glasslike 1.5.…However, there is a way to target specific properties of certain groups of…surfaces inside After Effects CS6.…
To do so is not entirely intuitive, so watch what I'm going to do here.…For this text layer, twirl it up and twirl it down again until I can see the…Text Animate button.…Now if you've been through our text animation lessons,…you know this where you select properties such as Position, Scale,…Rotation, Opacity, et cetera,…to animate them in text.…Well, if you happen to have an Extruded and Beveled layer in After Effects CS6…or later, with the ray-traced 3D renderer chosen for the composition, this is…also where you get to set properties for the front, back, bevels, and sides…
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- Importing a 3D model into Photoshop Extended
- Scaling in 3D
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