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jim bachaloCreating realistic chrome...without an external 3D application or plugin
by on Sep 17, 2011 at 12:24:57 am

Hi
Can anyone tell me if its possible to create realistic chrome fx with AE using native plugins only?

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Todd KoprivaRe: Creating realistic chrome...without an external 3D application or plugin
by on Sep 17, 2011 at 1:05:20 am

This Community Help search for 'chrome' brought up several useful resources, including this:
"Metallic Text in After Effects"

Layer styles in After Effects are useful for this kind of thing.

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Creating realistic chrome...without an external 3D application or plugin
by on Sep 17, 2011 at 10:02:56 am

AE plugins and Layer Styles (like Walter mentioned) can get you a good result. For best results though you need to use a true 3d plugin that will enable the use of reflection maps. I know you want to do this AE native only, but I recommend looking into FreeForm Pro or Zaxwerks Invigorator Pro for this one. You can assign reflection maps and make use of AE lights and cameras with both.

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jim bachaloRe: Creating realistic chrome...without an external 3D application or plugin
by on Sep 17, 2011 at 12:39:40 pm

Todd, thanks yes saw those, but hoping someone might have some better alternatives.
Ted, think you are right after seeing what is possible with AE only...will make the plunge for either C4D or a 3D plugin...

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