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Lightning Fast Animation in Element 3D by Ty Audronis

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Chapter 9. Some Other Techniques

We're almost there. By now, you have enough functional knowledge about Element 3D and how to work with it such that you can do just about anything. But there are some techniques (that we're about to cover) that can save you time and decrease your learning time.

In this chapter, we'll cover 3D text and flying logos, interacting with live action footage, and playing around a bit with some other features of Element 3D.

Flying text/logos

Unlike Zax or other 3D plugins for AEX, Element uses existing layers to extrude text and logos. Let's check out the techniques (starting with text).

Sure, everyone wants to make the next great character animation feature film when they start animating. But what a lot of animators don't ...

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