Targeting Surfaces in CS6


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Targeting Surfaces in CS6

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 t...

Targeting Surfaces in CS6
Video duration: 3m 23s 4h 49m Intermediate Updated Dec 06, 2012

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Targeting Surfaces in CS6 provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space

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