Have you ever rendered out a sequence from any 3d application like Cinema 4D or 3D Studio Max and wanted to replace something in it after you rendered it out? It happened to me a couple of times. Not to mention that it would be super cool if you could blend you 3D objects better with your After Effects environment. There are tools to do that on the side of the 3D package, but what about After Tea Cups With Lids Amber Rings Wholesale Tea Trays Toddler Sleeping Bags Effects? Shouldn’t we have a chance to change our minds and make changes inside our favorite compositing tool?
The plugin is now available for purchace. Check out the [intlink id=”1150″ type=”post”]Youveelizer[/intlink] tutorial for more info. Read on if you’d like to learn more about the concept of UV mapping, or just watch the [intlink id=”1150″ type=”post”]Youveelizer[/intlink] tutorial.
UV Mapping (source: wiki)
UV mapping is a 3D modeling process of making a 2D image representing a 3D model. The map transforms the 3D object onto an image known as a texture. In contrast to “X”, “Y” and “Z”, which are the coordinates for the original 3D object in the modeling space, “U” and “V” are the coordinates of the transformed object. This creates the effect of painting the image onto the surface of the 3D object.
Every 3D application is capable of generating UV maps and rendering out a UV pass. What if we could use those UV maps in After Effects to change textures, replace 3D screens, change pictures hanging on our 3D walls, or even add reflections to our 3D models?
I did some tests and came up with a very rough Pixel Bender plugin for painting an image onto a surface of a 3D object using UV maps. Here is the result of the first test.
This technique opens up new opportunities to cutting down render times and making changes on the fly inside After Effects. There are some problems that need to be faced, but all and all it looks promising. I’ll keep you posted.
The tutorial and plugin should be available after publishing all of the 4 tutorials I have already announced. Two of them are already online, so it shouldn’t be longer than two weeks. I’d do it now, but I’m a bit busy (for a change).
The plugin is now available for purchace. Check out the [intlink id=”1150″ type=”post”]Youveelizer[/intlink] tutorial for more info.