Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Using an After Effects camera, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
Another very exciting tool to use with Element is obviously, Cameras.…This is just kind of a refresher.…I have here this shot, and it's handheld, and kind of all over the place.…And it's been tracked with CAMERATRACKER from The Foundry.…So, I already have a camera that matches this scene.…Just to show you how this works, I have a little test solid here, and this is a…2D solid, but I am going to put it in 3D space, and I'm going to open up its…position, and I'm going to get it in the right spot. And there it is!…And now, that's all I've done, there are no keyframes here.…
I could press U and nothing happens, so there is no keyframes.…But, as soon as I play this back and it's a 3D object, then it automatically…matches the movement in our shot because of the camera.…So again, anytime you put 3D object with the camera, it's going to…automatically follow the camera.…So, the camera here also recognizes the 3Dness of Element.…So, we don't have to do anything to animate if we have an animated camera.…
- 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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