Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Transparency in CS6, part of After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space.
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I'm going to start by cleaning up my display by closing all of my compositions…as well as unnecessary panel,s such as the Footage panel, and twirl open a couple…of folders, bring the Comp panel forward again.…In next couple of movies, I want to explore transparency in the ray-traced…renderer, and in particular, I want you to understand the difference between…transparency and opacity.…I am going to open up this Comp, ray trace 3-Transparency*starter, and to start…out with, we have a Light, a Camera, some 3D text, which has already been…extruded and beveled.…
You'll see I've played around with the parameters a little bit here, where I've…increased both the Diffuse and Specular Intensities up to 75%, and reduced the…size of my specular hotspot a little bit by increasing Specular Shininess above its default.…And I currently have a 2D Background layer, and in the next movie in particular,…we'll see what is the difference between the background being 2D or 3D, but…first let's play around with good old-fashioned Opacity.…
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