Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using environment maps, part of After Effects CS6 New Features.
Okay that's one way to see reflections. Let's turn that layer off.…Add another layer in, such as this Bosque background.…I will put it at the very bottom of layer stack. I will switch back to Active…Camera, so I can see my 2D and 3D layers at the same time.…And there's a new option for layers, to make it an environment layer.…When you enable this layer, it is automatically wrapped around a sphere that…encompasses your entire world, and it's available for reflections.…
Now typing AA, which normally reveals a layer's 3D parameters, does not reveal the…environment parameters for layer. You actually need to twirl down, get to…Options, and then decide whether or not it appears normally and in reflections,…reflections only, which is kind of interesting, or does not appear in reflections…and instead is wrapped around your world.…When you choose a layer to be an environment layer, you're going to need a lot of pixels.…In this case, I am playing around with the composition. It's only 872 pixels…wide, and I have chosen environment layer that's more than twice as big, but…
- Understanding the global performance cache
- Using ray-traced rendering with beveling and extrusion
- Working with 3D Camera Tracker
- Performing rolling shutter repairs
- Adding variable mask feathering
- Working with CycoreFX HD plug-in
- Touring Imagineer Systems mocha AE and Adobe SpeedGrade
- Round-tripping between After Effects and MAXON CINEMA 4D
Skill Level Appropriate for all
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1. Global Performance Cache
2. Motion Graphics Features
3. Visual Effects Features
4. Effects Updates
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