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

By Bill Byrne

Add 3D in your mograph skillset! For the skilled second artist, this lavishly illustrated, four colour ebook provides the necessities to development and compositing 3D parts into your 2nd global of movie and broadcast. thoughts and methods are awarded in concise, step by step tutorials, countless numbers of that are featured all through. Featured purposes comprise Photoshop, Illustrator, After results, and Cinema 4D.

Lessons comprise exploring the elevated 3D performance of the Adobe inventive Suite purposes (After results, Photoshop, and Illustrator) via a chain of functional tutorials. extra complex classes then persist with, with tutorials and perception supplied in in particular geared classes for 2nd artists operating in Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, and ZBrush.

4-color presentation is additional more suitable by means of quite a few sidebars, tips, and "gotchas" to observe for through-out the e-book. The DVD comprises hours of undertaking documents with that you would be able to paintings alongside the tutorials within the book.

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We want the surface of our flower to have the right feel and texture. Nothing calls out bad 3D modeling like inappropriate textures. psd document from the DVD. 8. Next turn your attention to the settings below Self-Illumination. The kind of flower we are going for here doesn’t have a glossy surface so lower the Glossiness setting to 0%. Also, lower Shininess to 0%. To make the little bud in the middle, I added a new layer that I painted yellow, and I used the New 3D Shape From Layer option from the 3D menu.

Rather than just kind of flipping in 2D space, now I use it when compositing swfs in After Effects to get that extra sense of depth and perspective in between the foreground and background. Can you share a moment when you found something really inspiring? ’ This other kind of thing, fine art, is for people who live under bridges. Until I saw Basquiat. That film inspired me and made me really excited about fine art, it made me think this is something I can do and I don’t have to be ashamed of it.

For designers who are Adobe based, it offers some nice extensions to what your software is already capable of handling. However, complex 3D requires tools with much deeper capability. Throughout this book we will be often addressing the issue of how much 3D you need. Many motion graphics designers will not need to create fully articulated 3D characters; a common need is something like a 3D product shot. The Photoshop/After Effects CS5 solution will work quite well for that. You can’t model complex surfaces; mainly there’s no feature for working with NURBS.

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