Projecting one 3D layer onto another is useful for creating film and video projections as well as stained glass effects. In After Effects: Light Transmission, instructor Chris Meyer demonstrates the required steps, including mastering shadows and the Light Transmission parameter. He teaches numerous tips and tricks for building 3D worlds (including using seamless tiles), grouping together layers and lights, softening or sharpening projections, and using "negative light" to remove unwanted light leaks from a scene.
Skill Level Intermediate
- Hi, I'm Chris Meyer of Crish Design, and I'd like to show you how to take one 3D layer, and project it onto other layers in After Effects as if it came from a film projector or a video projector, or from a stained glass window. This technique requires learning how to cast shadows, and how to use the little-known light transmission parameter inside After Effects. Along the way, we'll be touching on things such as how to create 3D worlds, how to use seamless tiles to build walls that go on forever, how to make shadows softer or sharper, and even other tricks like getting rid of light leaks around your projected image.
So let's dive in, I hope you enjoy it.