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Olly Lawer
Shiny Effect Ray Trace
on Apr 18, 2013 at 12:20:28 pm

Hi,

Trying to do a super shiny text raytrace effect with After Effects. At the moment, the text just looks matt. How do I achieve this? I've played with all the settings under material options, but still get a matt effect.

Olly Lawer


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Shiny Effect Ray Trace
on Apr 18, 2013 at 12:35:11 pm

I suggested this in your other post as well:
http://aescripts.com/elementary/
Use it with Element 3d or ShapeShifter AE.

You can get really nice and fast results with ShapeShifter AE even without Elementary- use a reflection map, work at 32 bit and apply a soft Glow on the highlights and you'll get nice shiny text.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Walter Soyka
Re: Shiny Effect Ray Trace
on Apr 18, 2013 at 1:33:46 pm

[Olly Lawer] "ying to do a super shiny text raytrace effect with After Effects. At the moment, the text just looks matt. How do I achieve this? I've played with all the settings under material options, but still get a matt effect."

That adjustment layer you added in the other thread is breaking your scene.

Just like the Classic 3D renderer, a 2D layer in between your 3D layers breaks them into separate 3D scenes that do not interact.

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Todd Kopriva
Re: Shiny Effect Ray Trace
on Apr 18, 2013 at 2:59:56 pm

I recommend grabbing these free material options templates and examining them to see how they work:
http://bit.ly/U0VlrW

The whole reason that we made these available was to make it easy to learn how to get various results with the ray-traced 3D renderer.

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