Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with expressions, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
As mentioned in the last movie there is a little bit of an issue when dealing…with expressions sometimes in Element, and if you don't know how to overcome it,…it can really throw you for a loop.…So, what I want to do right here is just explain the projects so you know we are trying to do.…I have here one layer of Element that's controlling all of the blocks which are…on one group, that's actually Group 2, all these little blocks, the cubes.…And then I have Group 1 which are the spheres here.…And then I have a separate shape layer with my text on it.…So, what I want to be able to do is control my text with my cubes, the ones on Group 2.…
So, if I right click in Group 2, and right click on Position XY and choose Reveal…in Timeline, I will see this property.…And then, what I need to do is reveal the Position property of the outlines here,…the Outlines layer, that's layer, that's layer number 7.…And what I'm going to do is Option+ Click on the Mac or Alt+Click the PC to…stopwatch Position property on the outlines on the text layer.…
- 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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