Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the animation engine, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
We're now going to look at the powerful Animation Engine inside of Element. And…this thing is a beast.…Honestly, this chapter is taking me the longest time to prepare for. There's not…too much documentation on it, as of yet.…So, let's talk about what this is. What the animation does--…if you open up the Animation Engine section in Element--it enables you to blend…between two groups. Or, in other words, it allows you to morph or interpolate…between the settings of two different groups.…
So, in this first comp, Animation Engine Basics, if we open up the Animation…section on the Element layer, we know that we have two shapes here.…On Group 1, we have a series of cubes that are in a ring shape.…So, if I reduce this, you can actually see those rings. And then, on Group 2, we…have also a series of cubes, but they are placed in a grid, a 3D grid. And, notice…that there are different material settings applied there: green material on the…ring, and kind of, like, a grayish-bluish color on the cubes.…
- 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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