Re: High End Gloss on Element 3D Text by Walter Soyka 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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