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Casey MattheusHigh End Gloss on Element 3D Text
by on Jun 5, 2013 at 1:22:25 pm

Hey everyone,

So I have this text that was made in Element 3D



And it looks decent as is, but I really want to learn how to add some high end gloss movement to its edges and face.

Kind of along the lines of the Nissan logo animations







I know there are probably many ways to achieve such looks, but what are your go-to ways of getting there? (Without succumbing to AE's Light Sweep effect haha)

Much thanks.


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Walter SoykaRe: High End Gloss on Element 3D Text
by on Jun 5, 2013 at 3:03:37 pm

[Casey Mattheus] "And it looks decent as is, but I really want to learn how to add some high end gloss movement to its edges and face."

Imagine your Element scene is contained within a giant sphere; this sphere is called the environment and it can have an image mapped onto it which the objects in the scene can react to. Element includes a set of these so-called environment maps which allow you to fake some cool lighting looks.

You can rotate the environment to get the look you're going for (twirl down "Element > Render Settings > Environment" and keyframe the Rotate "Environment" property.)

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