Element3D Foundations

Course Summary:

In this course you will learn the basics of using Element3D in Adobe After Effects. In these lessons we will look at several options for 3d in After Effects including traditional 3D layers, the classic renderer vs raytrace renderer,  and briefly look at Maxon Cinema 4d Lite bundled with After Effects.  We will tour the interface of Element3D, and make use of the replication engines to create full vibrant Compositions.  In the second part of the class we will use the Noise/scatter parameters to create variations in our scenes. Using auxiliary animations, you will learn how to create complex 3D objects and create nested animations.  Lastly, we will finish with extruding custom text layers to create true 3D beveled text.

Class Outline:

Session 1:
09-27-15

  1. OVERVIEW OF ELEMENT3D
  2. WHY ELEMENT3D?
  3. TOURING THE INTERFACE
  4. GROUPS REPLICATORS AND LOOKS
  5. DEFORMING REPLICATORS
  6. AUXILLIARY ANIMATION
  7. CREATING 3D TEXT

Session 2:

  1. IMPORTING 3D OBJECTSUnderstanding replicators in Element3D
  2. EXPLORING MATERIALS
  3. USING C4D IN E3D
  4. USING THE ANIMATION ENGINE
  5. RENDER SETTINGS
  6. UTILITIES
  7. LESSON REVIEW

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Outcome:

Duration: 

This course consists of two 6-hour sessions (12 hours total )  in a hands on class with exercises with breaks every hour and a half and a hour lunch break.

Who this class is for:

Intermediate and advanced users of Adobe After Effects who are looking to incorporate full 3D objects and into their scenes.  While understanding of basic 3D environments is helpful it is not required.

Technical specifications:

This class is offered in both Pc and Mac environments.
After effects and element3D must be installed on your machine for this course.
To see if your GPU is supported please visit the Video copilot help page at:http://www.videocopilot.net/docs/element/installation_and_compatibility/specifications/