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.
Alex is a motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Starting out his career in illustration and design gave Alex a firm foundation in the more traditional forms of art. As he refined his skills, he eventually was pulled into the world of motion animation, as well as product design. It was there that Alex was able to take his artistic skills to new heights and really develop himself as a well-rounded CG artist.