Introduction to 3D in After Effects CC 12.0
In this tutorial, we will explore many of the 3D features available in Adobe After Effects. Software required: After Effects CC 12.0.
What you'll learn
In this tutorial, we will explore many of the 3D features available in Adobe After Effects. We will start by taking 2D layers and converting them to 3D, which unlocks new attributes and adjustable properties. We'll create lights and shadows in our 3D world, and we'll go over how we can create a 3D camera and manipulate it manually or by creating rigs that control movement and focus. We'll finish by learning about the ray-traced 3D renderer and the features that you can utilize using ray-traced, such as shape layer and text extrusion, bending footage, reflection, and transparency. This training will touch on the basics for working with 3D space in After Effects so you can take these principals and apply them in your own projects. Software required: After Effects CC 12.0.
Table of contents
- Converting 2D Layers to 3D in After Effects 8m
- Creating 3D Lights and Shadows in After Effects 9m
- Understanding How 2D and 3D Layers Work Together 4m
- Precomposing 3D Layers and Collapsing Transformations 6m
- Creating 3D Cameras in After Effects 7m
- Using a Null Object to Control 3D Camera Movement 7m
- Understanding Various 3D Camera Settings 10m
- Exploring the Ray-traced 3D Renderer 9m
- Utilizing Material Options with the Ray-traced 3D Renderer 7m