3D Falloff

3D Falloff is the subject of this new tutorial/preset that will give 3D layers a new dimension in After Effects.

The Falloff we are referring to is specifically distance falloff. When a layer reaches a certain distance away from the camera, it begins to fade into the background the further away it gets. Many Video Games feature atmospheric effects that act as falloff for geometry that is far away and this occurs in real life too. For example ,underwater objects and sea creatures can fade into the darkness as they descend or a person can disappear into a snow storm only to emerge as the abominable snowman.

This new preset makes it easy to automatically calculate falloff based on a layers distance from the camera. There are many great settings like when to start and end the falloff as well as color and opacity settings.

In this video there are over 50 layers that react properly to the distance as the camera approaches. Keyframing this manually would take forever and if you change the camera the animation would have to be adjusted. More soon.

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BTW, the Pro Scores promo was not rendered with this preset but it is a good example to illustrate this effect, the tutorial will include several techniques as well.

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9 years ago
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