Video Footage Reflection on Element 3D objects

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Video Footage Reflection on Element 3D objects

Postby Chadiwack on 07/11/2017, 9:17 am

Hi everyone, my first post. Was hoping someone with more experience than me could point me in the right direction. I'm wanting to create a 3D logo in After Effects using Element 3D. Animate the logo etc. BUT I then want to have moving video footage somehow semi transparent ON the moving Element 3D logo.

Kinda like the footage is being reflected onto the logo as it turns. Do any of you geniuses out there know how to accomplish this?? I've scoured YouTube for potential tuts but all they do is show me how to make a reflection FROM the 3D object.

Thanks, I'm grateful for any help.
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Re: Video Footage Reflection on Element 3D objects

Postby Michael_Szalapski on 07/18/2017, 2:39 pm

Set your footage layer as a custom map for Element.
Create a plane in Element the same aspect ratio as your footage and put it in front of your logo.
Use the custom map as the color (or luminance) of the plane's material.
Done!
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Re: Video Footage Reflection on Element 3D objects

Postby Chadiwack on 07/19/2017, 9:10 am

Thank you. Most appreciated. :D
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System Specs: Build: Element x64 2.2.2 (2155.develop)

OS: OS X 10.10.5

CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5462 @ 2.80GHz
RAM: 28672MB

GPU Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5770 OpenGL Engine
GPU Driver:
GPU RAM: 1024MB
GPU Code: 0

CL0: ATI Radeon HD 5770 (90.9%) (GL Interop)
CL1: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5462 @ 2.80GHz (9.1%)

Re: Video Footage Reflection on Element 3D objects

Postby steve_28 on 07/21/2017, 3:27 am

If you want it to refract as well as reflect you can use Adjustment layer with displacement map based on your model's normal pass, or use normality plugin which can use great reflections and works well on older version of After Effects.
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