3D Motion Graphics for 2D Artists. Conquering the Third by Bill Byrne

By Bill Byrne

Add 3D for your mograph skillset! For the skilled second artist, this lavishly illustrated, four colour publication offers the necessities to construction and compositing 3D parts into your 2nd global of movie and broadcast. options and strategies are provided in concise, step by step tutorials, hundreds of thousands of that are featured all through. Featured purposes contain Photoshop, Illustrator, After results, and Cinema 4D.

Lessons comprise exploring the accelerated 3D performance of the Adobe artistic Suite purposes (After results, Photoshop, and Illustrator) via a chain of sensible tutorials. extra complex classes then keep on with, with tutorials and perception supplied in particularly geared classes for second artists operating in Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, and ZBrush.

4-color presentation is additional better by means of numerous sidebars, guidance, and "gotchas" to monitor for through-out the e-book. The DVD includes hours of undertaking documents with that you would be able to paintings alongside the tutorials within the book.

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Feel free to try out different settings for the other effects until you are happy with the look and then press OK. Chapter 4 Photoshop 3D 51 52 Chapter 4 Photoshop 3D 8. Now that we’ve got some terrain we can apply 3D>New Shape From Layer. Pick Sphere, and now you have a planet that we can use as part of our space scene. Repeat this a couple times for each planet you need. Space Background This is a quick Photoshop lesson that’s a bit of an aside from 3D techniques, but it’s a handy thing to know and it’s going to be a big part of our space scene.

Open the Filter Gallery. Open the folder called Sketch. Apply Stamp. Adjust the Light/Dark Balance until you have ­landscape-like shapes. Then click OK. Chapter 4 Photoshop 3D 49 50 Chapter 4 Photoshop 3D 4. ” To select all of our terrain, go to Select>Similar. Now you should have all of your fake land selected. 5. Choose Filters>Render>Clouds while you have your terrain selected. This will create the cloud effect inside your selection. 6. Go to the Channels tab. Click the New Channel icon to create a new Alpha Channel.

12 A 3D object in After Effects will actually be three layers. First, each 3D object has its own Camera layer. The second layer is a Null layer that is used to control the layer content. Finally the actual imagery itself is in the bottom layer. You will control your layers for the most part from the Null controller layer. In the next tutorial I’ll take you through animating a 3D scene in After Effect CS4. 1. Setting up a 3D scene with multiple 3D objects is kind of a task with AE CS4, something I hope will be fixed in future versions.

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