PacktLib: Lightning Fast Animation in Element 3D

Lightning Fast Animation in Element 3D

Credits

About the Author

Acknowledgment

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Introduction to the Element 3D Animation

Welcome to the world of 3D animation using Element 3D

Assumptions about the reader

What is 3D?

What is Element 3D really?

Summary

Welcome to Element 3D

The machine specifications

Introduction to the interface

Modeling versus animating

Setting up your first project in Element 3D

Summary

Your First Objects

Primitive modeling

Object arrays (duplicating objects in a pattern)

Finalizing your salt shaker

Point modeling (the table and wine bottle)

Box modeling (the lamp)

Incorporating multiple methods (the completed lamp)

Summary

Painting Your Geometry (Textures)

Digital paint

Exporting your objects to Element 3D

Shading in Element 3D

Summary

Preparing Your Scene

Element scenes in After Effects

Saving your objects

Preparing our scene

Summary

Animating Your Geometry

Let's simulate an earthquake!

Summary

Particle Replicator

Dancing iPhones

Making the background cooler

Summary

Optimizing Performance

What affects render times?

Summary

Some Other Techniques

Flying text/logos

The possibilities of live footage, world position mattes, and compositing

Summary

Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Index