Lightning Fast Animation in Element 3D
About the Author
About the Reviewers
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?
Welcome to Element 3D
The machine specifications
Introduction to the interface
Modeling versus animating
Setting up your first project in Element 3D
Your First Objects
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)
Painting Your Geometry (Textures)
Exporting your objects to Element 3D
Shading in Element 3D
Preparing Your Scene
Element scenes in After Effects
Saving your objects
Preparing our scene
Animating Your Geometry
Let's simulate an earthquake!
Making the background cooler
What affects render times?
Some Other Techniques
The possibilities of live footage, world position mattes, and compositing