Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Using expansion packs, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
Another cool thing to be aware of when you're working with Element 3D is that…Video Copilot, the creators of Element 3D, have a bunch of extra expansion…packs that you could buy.…So with models, for example, you'll see these blue folders;…that's an indication of an expansion pack that I've purchased,…such as Motion Design. Open that up and there are collections of broken glass,…and cloth, and a bunch of different subjects like that. There is also a…projectile weapons pack that I've purchased, as well as over here in the Presets…panel, you'll see that I've got some materials called Pro Shaders.…
And these objects are actually ridiculously cool.…I purchased these the day that Element went on sale, and when you buy an…expansion pack, or something like that, you never know exactly what you're getting.…Sometimes it could be garbage, or whatever, but I'm happy to report that these are…actually ridiculously amazing.…I'll click on the crossbow, for example, and here is this really detailed…crossbow that has an arrow in it, and the arrow is actually a separate component,…
- 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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