Join Eran Stern for an in-depth discussion in this video Connecting through nulls, part of After Effects: 3D Typography.
…We now need to connect the expression of the explode layer to the element 3D…objects group in order to mimic the…original animation that we have in this composition.…I've saved my progress and I'm going to select the element 3D layer over here.…Now, just so you'll see what I mean, I'm going to…turn on the eye for the explode layer and solo it.…I'm also going to press double E, after I will…select it in the timeline, in order to see the expression.…
So this is what we need to copy.…We need to make sure that this spring animation.…For the scale values is going to be applied…to all the elements that we have over here.…So, the way to do it is actually to create three nulls for each one of the element 3D…groups and then connect them and actually parent them to this layer.…I'm just going to turn off the eye for this one.…And reselect the element 3D.…Make sure to go to the Effect panels.…
And then I need to open up each one of the groups.…And under the Group Utilities, you can create a Group Null.…So let's start with group number one, and I'm going to say, Create.…
In this course, motion graphics veteran Eran Stern discusses the options and their pros and cons. He'll also compare 2D and 3D typography, and discuss techniques to ensure your work looks great and your message is clear. Plus, learn about tools that behave like subsoftware inside After Effects, allowing you to create stunning 3D text faster than ever before. From built-in tools to advanced third-party plugins, such as Element 3D, BCC Units, and Invigorator Pro, this is your chance to find out which one suits your needs and budget.
- Why good typography matters in motion graphics
- Creating faux 3D and pseudodepth
- Using the ray-traced 3D renderer
- Extruding text in C4D Lite
- Working with BCC Units 3D Objects, Invigorator Pro, and Element 3D
Skill Level Intermediate
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Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
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1. 3D Typography Essentials
2. 3D from 2D
Pseudo depth11m 38s
3. Ray-Traced 3D
4. CINEMA 4D Lite
5. Mettle ShapeShifter
6. Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) Units 3D Objects
7. Zaxwerks Invigorator PRO
8. Video Copilot Element 3D
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