3 Tips for Using ProAnimator

You can purchase ProAnimator in two different forms. The first is an application that stands alone on your computer. The second is a plug-in that you can integrate with other applications such as programs that create effects. However, both products work in exactly the same way. The product itself incorporates powerful tools that create 3D content. It can easily and quickly create advanced animations that might take a few hours to create using other applications.

Step 1 – Install ProAnimator

Install the ProAnimator application on your computer and drag the folder that is created into the folder where you want to use it and type in the license key. From here you can launch the program. When this is done you will be shown a screen to start with where you can produce text in 3D format. You should also have the option to create a new animated scene or to open up one that you have been working on already.

Step 2 – Animation Window

When the application has loaded you should see the Animation Window. The majority of work that is performed is done through this window. There are specific animation elements known as poses and transitions. The poses are used to place any objects and text you have inside the window. You can then use transitions to let the system know how to move the objects. You will see animation controls that are displayed at the bottom of the screen and are used to place objects in certain positions. You can then start animating objects and text.

Step 3 – Integration with After Effects

You can integrate the plug-in you are using really well with After Effects. By doing this you will be able to bring up the interface you are using by simply pressing a button. This will enable you to use ProAnimator without leaving After Effects.

Step 4 – 3D Text Creation

When you go to create 3D Text you will soon learn that each letter has its own font and size and can be moved horizontally and vertically. The best thing about this feature, however, is that you can change the text at any time while still keeping the same color in the animation. It all makes the process very fast indeed as you do not have to keep going back over the color and font.

Step 5 – Layer Map Animation

With this feature you can control texture maps. You are able to animate the texture and how it is applied to an object. Allowing you to animate the wrap accordingly. As soon as a 3D Title stops moving so do the reflections it emits. Things will look more alive and visual with this feature.

Step 6 – Highlight Mapping

Finally, in order to use highlight mapping you need to take the surface you want to highlight and create these highlights to apply life and vitality to the texture. Reflections can be cast with the use of highlight mapping combined with layer maps.

Extra Tips:

  • Lay out all elements of art you want to animate on different layers for ease of use
  • Create 3D models in After Effects and animate as well
  • Use the accelerated rendering in this product to quickly create your 3D animations