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Ben Hartley
Element 3D query
on Jun 13, 2013 at 9:43:37 am

I have Elements 3D in AE with a model of a mobile phone imported. I need to create animation on the screen area.

Can anyone tell me how I would fix a comp with animation onto the screen area. How would I also make sure it passes behind the image of the phone when it rotates also.


If it looks good, look at it.

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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Element 3D query
on Jun 13, 2013 at 1:24:50 pm

Go into Element 3D. There will be texture maps, most likely, one for the body, one for the chrome bezel, and one for the screen. You can test which is which by turning the textures on and off, if they're not clearly labeled.

Create your animated texture for the screen and put it in the same comp. Make the texture available to Element 3D by listing it as a Custom Texture. Now apply that texture to replace the current one. If this isn't clear, the VideoCopilot site has tutorials specifically on this.

Joe Bourke
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Jason Jantzen
Re: Element 3D query
on Jun 14, 2013 at 5:15:06 pm

As for passing an object behind the E3D layer, you have to have the layer passing behind your E3D layer beneath it in the stack since E3D is applied to a 2D layer and doesn't interact with any other layer in the physical space. So short answer, pay attention to your layer stack.

Jason Jantzen

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