Using Effects (New for 5)

With enhanced post FX rendering options, you can render and create key-able visual effects like blur lens, sketch or black & white. This allows for a wide range of amazing post effects that transform any 3D animation into top-notch, studio art motions.

Applying Effects from the Effect Library

  1. Prepare a project.
  2. Go to Stage >> Effect. You will see several built-in templates in the Content Manager library.
  3. Double-click on one of the templates.

    NPR (Non-photorealistic Rendering) effect applied
  4. Often preview rendering result by pressing the Preview button (Shortcut: F10) in case you turn off some effects for the sake of system loading.

Modifying Current Effects

Each applied effect contains one or more adjustable sliders for you to define the weight or strength of the effect.

  1. Go to Stage >> Effect.
  2. In the Modify panel, select a template in the list.
  3. Under the list pane, drag the slider or sliders to adjust one or more parameters provided by the effect.

    Effect: NPR (Non-photorealistic Rendering)

    Paint Weight = 100

    Colorful = 20

    Paint Weight = 40

    Colorful = 6

Mix-using Effects

Setting Keys for Effect

The parameters provided with each effect are all keyable. The applied effect thus can be seen in a specific time to generate various feelings with different parameter values in different times.

  1. Apply an effect from the library. (Lens Bur for example)
  2. In the first frame, set the strength of the effect to 0 (no effect).
  3. Go to another frame and increase the strength.
  4. Go to another frame and decrease the strength to 0 again.
  5. Play back to gradually see the effect changes.