Digital-Tutors - Ray-tracing with Typography in After Effects
Duration: 3h 45m | Video: AVC (.flv) 1280x720 15fps | Audio: AAC 44.1KHz stereo | 1.3 GbGenre: eLearning | Level: Beginner | Language: English | Software used: After Effects CS6
In this series of After Effects tutorials, we will learn how to use the new Ray-tracing feature in CS6 to create 3D animated typography and shapes.
We begin this tutorial in Illustrator, where we lay the ground work for our image. This creation step contains vital information for how the Illustrator file must be set up for it to work once it has been imported to After Effects. We use a few scripts that speed up our process tremendously for some of the more repetitive and tedious parts of the project.
Once we bring our illustrator project into After Effects, this is where the magic starts to happen. We learn some valuable time saving tips when working with Ray-tracing as well as lighting and rendering workflows to get the best possible render in the end.