Learn how to master Element 3D, the fast-rendering Adobe After Effects plugin, using Packt’s new book and eBook

April 2014 | Web Graphics & Video

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Lightning Fast Animation in Element 3D, an easy-to-follow guide which thoroughly explains the principles of 3D animation. The book is out now and available from Packt in print and all popular eBook formats. The print book is 136 pages long and is competitively priced at $22.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $13.19.

About the author:
Ty Audronis has a rather unique background in the media world. He is well experienced in various different fields, including music, entertainment, sailing, marketing, and law. His career started taking shape when he took part in an animation class with Rick Vertolli as his mentor. He believes his life has been full of opportunities and thanks all the people who have been a part of it. Currently, he works on graphic simulations, recreations, and audio/video cleanup for feature films. Ty also occasionally writes for Videomaker magazine and enjoys shooting with drones.

Rendering is the process of generating an image from a model (or models, in what collectively could be called a scene file) by means of computer programs. 3D rendering is the 3D computer graphics process of automatically converting 3D wire frame models into 2D images with 3D photorealistic effects on a computer.

Lightning Fast Animation in Element 3D is a conversational guide which aims to help readers optimize 3D scenes with a fast rendering time and exploit Element 3D using advanced techniques. The book will teach readers about all the aspects of animation such as modeling, preparing and exporting from various 3D programs, texturing, match-motion, and complex animation using Element 3D. The book also discusses the advantages of using Element 3D over other software and teaches readers how to break through the limitations of Element 3D.

Lightning Fast Animation in Element 3D is aimed at beginners with a basic knowledge of Adobe After Effects, but can also be used by professionals who wish to become experts in Element 3D.

The book consists of the following chapters:

Chapter 1: Introduction to Element 3D Animation
Chapter 2: Welcome to Element 3D
Chapter 3: Your First Objects
Chapter 4: Painting Your Geometry (Textures)
Chapter 5: Preparing Your Scene
Chapter 6: Animating Your Geometry
Chapter 7: The Particle Replicator
Chapter 8: Optimizing Performance
Chapter 9: Some Other Techniques

Packt is one of the most prolific and fastest-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books now focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.


Lightning Fast Animation in Element 3D
Learn how to master Element 3D, the fast-rendering Adobe After Effects plugin

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information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/lightning-fast-animation-in-element-3d/book

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