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Philip von Borries shared an awesome technique for creating 3D shapes with built-in After Effects features. Get complex 3D renders without leaving AE (if you're into that)
- Set your renderer to Cinema 4d
- Create a shape layer
- Add an .hdr image and Right Click > Environment Layer
- Extrude your shape layer with Geometry Options and adjust Reflections, etc in Material Options
- Boom! Now you can add lights, animate in 3D, whatever you want!
Watch his dope mini-tutorial 👇
BONUS: If you don't have .hdr images, you can easily make your own as a precomp without leaving AE.
Philip has some follow-up tips with more ideas on how to use this technique. Go check his Twitter for more
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