Using 3D precompositions


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Using 3D precompositions

When you start layering elements in 3D space, it's really important to understand how precomposing works and how material options work and how lights work between the precompositions and your final composition. So if we look at our scene here, you can see I have these two words, they are casting shadows, the floor is obviously set to accept shadows. But if we zoom in to the left side of our scene, here let me just press the Spacebar and click and drag with my left mouse, notice there are no shadows on these windmills.

Now if we look in the timeline, you can see we have composition layers. Thankfully, they're all referencing the same precomposition. So let's just double-click on layer 7 and any changes we make in here will in turn be updated for all of those layers in the other composition. So let's select all four layers by clicking and dragging, starting in the lower part of our timeline. With all four layers selected, we can press AA to open their Material Options. Now ...

Using 3D precompositions
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Using 3D precompositions provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the After Effects CS6 Essential Training

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Video
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After Effects
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