In this tutorial we will create a reflective orb using only built-in After Effects plug-ins. The key to this tutorials is building a proper spherical map and utilizing the raytrace capabilities of the CC Sphere effect.
Of the many new features announced with Element 3D V2 (so far), there is one I am particularly excited about and that is the new specular highlight model. The new spec model takes advantage of the new physical shader system and features a natural light falloff helps create more realistic shaders! You can even get the specular to […]
Here are a few experiments created in Element 3D V2 with simple lighting and Ambient Occlusion. In these examples I’m using the Ray Traced AO which is a bit slower but creates very nice results. The other important setting I like to use is called “Lighting Influence” under the Physical Environment. This setting helps blend the […]
Element 3D V2 just came out this week and we’ve already been working with customers to make the plug-in better with this latest patch! Big Shout out to our development team for the fast turnaround! Check out Element 3D V2: Visit Online Store! Customers who have purchased V2: Login and download V2.0.2 Patch! PATCH DETAILS: Mac firePro GPU […]
So we’re working on a fun new blog show and it’s taking a little longer to produce than expected but here is an embarrassing out-take to enjoy. Believe it or not, we have to use trick editing to make it seem like I can say a complete sentence. Usually I can introduce a segment in […]