Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Using lighting presets, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
As After Effects users, we know full well the power of light, and when it comes…to 3D objects, the difference that light makes becomes even more significant.…This chess set looks pretty cool here.…This is made with Element 3D.…It's one of the preset models that it comes with it, actually.…And as we turn on this light, give that a little bit of direction,…you can see that it makes a significant difference in at least the mood of the…scene, if not the realism as well.…And so Element 3D has a series of Lighting Presets that it ships with, …that'll kind of get you started with lighting,…so let's take a look at those.…
I'm going to select the Element layer here.…I'm going to go into Scene Setup, and if we're looking -- I'll go ahead and click…my chess_board here,…wait for that to load; click that around.…I'm going to actually zoom in to that just a little bit if we want to there.…And what we could do here is, in this dropdown, this Default Lights dropdown here,…we have a series of lighting presets that we can use.…
- 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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