If anyone is planning to go to NAB in Las Vegas, I’ll be presenting at the Adobe booth! This year I only have time to do a single presentation so grab some lunch and then go to the Adobe Booth! Presentation Time: 2pm on April 14th See if you there but if not, I think Adobe […]
Super busy but I wanted to share some exciting news, Element 3D V2.2 is almost ready! We’ve added some very cool new features for compositing, rendering, workflow and design! Plus some improved C4D integration. There are at least 5 impressive new features in this update! The poster graphic was also created entirely inside of Element 3D […]
Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday from the Kramer family and everyone at Video Copilot!
Thank you guys for being part of this amazing community, we are beyond excited for next year since it will be the the 10 year anniversary of Video Copilot. I can’t even begin to express what that means to me, it’s so incredible!
Looking forward to an awesome New Year!
PS: I also want to thank my wife for all her love & support and apologize for using the Bank Gothic font on the holiday card!
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 shadow darkness with the environment (IBL), to create a nice Global Illumination look. You can also tint the Environment color to change the overall look and mood.
Some other Tips I Use:
Use one or two lights (too many lights can look busy)
Turn roughness of material down so that it has a matte white surface
For Ray Trace AO, turn the spread down to .85 to create more contrast
Turn down the adaptive blur blending to make AO tighter. (Blur Blend)
Switch between preview mode and final render to speed up Ray Trace performance while you work.