Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Using AO with invisible objects, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
Back when we talked about materials, we looked at something called a Matte…Shadow object, or a material that we place on an object to, essentially, make it invisible.…And, we hadn't talked about Ambient Occlusion yet, so it didn't make too…much sense, but this was one of the biggest reasons why we have that Matte Shadow material.…Here, in Element--I'm just going to go ahead and turn off this plane that I have on Group 2--…We have this telephone pole. I'll zoom in here.…And, we don't have any of those contact shadows on the ground.…Ofcourse, for ultimate believability, we want to have it caste a shadow, but we…know that Element can't do that.…
But, we still can create more realism by having a little bit of a contact shadow…on the ground, regardless of where we place it.…And this Matte Shadow object is going to help us to do that.…So, we have kind of like a floor ground plane that is connected also with the…background; it kind of matches the dirt floor.…And then, what we could do is go into Scene Setup, and we'll go ahead and go to our…
- Assigning objects to groups
- Adjusting basic object transform properties
- Creating 3D objects from text and masks
- Working with bevel presets
- Creating custom materials
- Adding illumination
- Creating bumps with normal maps
- Using replicator shapes
- Animating with the animation engine
- Creating a shallow depth of field
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Creating Your First Project
3. Overview of Element 3D
4. Working with 3D Objects
5. Creating 3D Objects
6. Working with Materials
7. Particle Replicators
8. Integrating with After Effects
9. Using the Animation Engine
10. Adding Polish
11. Final Project: Building a Space Scene
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