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Tommy CharlesHow to create this 3D environment?
by on Dec 3, 2012 at 10:11:28 am

I know this is really basic, but I'm unable to replicate it..I know I'm probably just making a dumb mistake.







Is this just two 3D planes with Trapcode Lux in the upper right-hand corner? Or is it a spotlight?

And the shadow, is that just a low opacity mask?

Thanks guys for helping a noob :P.


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Stephen SmithRe: How to create this 3D environment?
by on Dec 4, 2012 at 4:55:05 pm

Here is one of many ways to re-create this:

-Create 4 black solid layers. Add a Lens Flare to them. Place one flare in the bottom right corner. On another solid make the lens flare on the fare right middle. And then make the third color solid's lens flare on the top. Fell free to change there color if you want. Having different color flares will look closer to what you are after. Add a Ramp behavior to the last black solid and make sure it is on the bottom of the other layers. Make the top a light gray and the bottom a dark gray. Add an Adjustment layer above the black solids. Add a Fast Blur to it and set it to around say 60. That will make the lens flares blurry. Select all of the layers and create a pre-comp.

Add another color solid and make it white. Add a mask to it and make is an oval shape. Make the feather big like 250 or more. Move it so it is where the floor would be.

As for the light line. I use Optical Flares from Video Copilot. You can make custom flares where you can make a string of 3D Iris Rings and change there shape type to Polygon.

Hope this helps and best of luck.

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Tommy CharlesRe: How to create this 3D environment?
by on Dec 4, 2012 at 11:53:24 pm

Thanks Stephen, I'll try this in a bit, but this looks great!

You guys rock.


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Stephen SmithRe: How to create this 3D environment?
by on Dec 14, 2012 at 8:01:00 am

Happy to help, best of luck.

Stephen Smith
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Federico ScienzaRe: How to create this 3D environment?
by on Jun 6, 2013 at 9:55:12 am

Hello Stephen.
I tried to follow your instructions but I was not able to create that environment.
I just see the first above black solid with the lens flare applied to it and blurred out because of the adjustment layer. Should I apply any "mode" to the solid (i.e. overlay or screen)?
Is the white solid above the precomp 3D?
Many thanks,
Federico


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Stephen SmithRe: How to create this 3D environment?
by on Jun 6, 2013 at 5:06:55 pm

Sorry, used to using Optical Flares Plugin. Yes, with the Lens Flare Plug-in in AE you need to set its Blend Mode to Screen or Add to get rid of the black.

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Federico ScienzaRe: How to create this 3D environment?
by on Jun 6, 2013 at 5:10:56 pm

Thanks Stephen!


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Stephen SmithRe: How to create this 3D environment?
by on Jun 6, 2013 at 5:11:47 pm

Happy to help and best of luck.

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Federico ScienzaRe: How to create this 3D environment?
by on Jun 9, 2013 at 4:13:09 pm

Hi Stephen,

I found out another way to create an infinite background.
1. Create a solid and convert it to a 3d layer.
2. Rotate it 90° (or -90°) on the x-axis then shift it down in order to have a floor.
3. Apply the effect CC Repetile and expand the solid in every direction (except to the bottom side). 2000 or 3000 should be ok.
2. Create a second solid, apply a gradient (Ramp effect), but leave this 2D.
3. Set the Blend Mode of the 3D layer to Multiply.
That's it.

Fede

Thanks to: http://ae.tutsplus.com/tutorials/motion-graphics/how-to-create-a-seamless-i...


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Stephen SmithRe: How to create this 3D environment?
by on Jun 10, 2013 at 3:04:53 pm

Different look but very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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