Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Using custom textures, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
One of the things that really helps to sell the believability of a material is…when we use custom textures.…These are basically images that we put on objects, and it adds a really high…degree of photo realism, such as we see in this bucket here, and that's what…we're going to be doing in this movie.…And we're actually not going to be importing images, which you can totally do…and the workflow is exactly the same as what we're going to go through in this…tutorial, but we're going to be creating this texture from scratch in After Effects.…
So, what I am going to do is go over to the Custom Texture START comp where we…see our humble bucket from before, and we are going to make it beautiful.…I am going to right-click in this area in the timeline, this blank spot,…and choose New>Solid.…I will call this Wood Texture, and go ahead and apply the Fractal Noise effect…to this solid. And let me give you some settings to use here.…
We are going to increase the Contrast to 150.…I am going to take the Brightness down to about -15.…
- 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 Appropriate for all
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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