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

By Bill Byrne

ISBN-10: 0240815335

ISBN-13: 9780240815336

Add 3D on your mograph skillset! For the skilled 2nd artist, this lavishly illustrated, four colour publication provides the necessities to construction and compositing 3D parts into your 2nd international of movie and broadcast. strategies and strategies are provided in concise, step by step tutorials, enormous quantities of that are featured all through. Featured functions comprise Photoshop, Illustrator, After results, and Cinema 4D.

Lessons contain exploring the accelerated 3D performance of the Adobe inventive Suite functions (After results, Photoshop, and Illustrator) via a sequence of functional tutorials. extra complicated classes then stick to, with tutorials and perception supplied in in particular geared classes for second artists operating in Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, and ZBrush.

4-color presentation is extra stronger via a number of sidebars, guidance, and "gotchas" to observe for through-out the e-book. The DVD includes hours of venture documents with that you would be able to paintings alongside the tutorials within the book.

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Chapter 4 Photoshop 3D 53 54 Chapter 4 Photoshop 3D 5. Now we can turn this mess of blurred static into something that looks like stars. Go to Image>Adjustments>Levels and move the sliders to about the positions you see in above figure. The mid-tones slider has the most control; adjust until you’ve got the amount of stars you need. 6. Use the Blur tool and blur some of the star clusters to give the star fields some depth. 7. From here forward is totally optional. If you are happy with what we’ve done so far, feel free to stop here.

Extrude Depth is how much depth you want pulled from your outlines. Bevel is the shape of the extrusion that is created. 4 Bevel styles.

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. For right now though, let’s import our planet documents, one at a time. Use the setting for Composition Cropped Layers and make sure that Live Photoshop 3D is activated.

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