Types of Lights in After Effects
In Lights in After Effects software, we have different types of light effect in After Effects:
- Spot Light
- Parallel Light
- Point Light
- Ambient Light
A spotlight works just as a spotlight works in real life. The light in only one direction with the specified range, spread, width, and more. This is a single point you can point around and point at things. Typically, they are smaller, more spherical focused lights that you can control how wide or narrow it is and how sharp the fall is. Spotlights are used to highlight a particular part of a frame and the rest is accompanied by a sharp drop in the black shadow.
2. Point Light
Point lights produce light from the position they hold – as if you took a light bulb and suspended it with a wire and used it in a light frame. This is a point light that you can move around but without additional features of the spotlight. To control the point light field, you control its brightness, so it brightens the point light of the scene you show, but it will start blowing anything directly around the point of light.
3. Parallel Light
A parallel light is a hybrid between spotlights and ambient lights. Parallel lights are evenly distributed light throughout the composition like ambient light, but in just one direction like a spot light.
4. Ambient Light
Ambient lights form a universal light source throughout the composition, providing flat illumination regardless of the position of the layer. It produces light for the entire scene but without its maneuver or ability to directly control cones or fellows. Ambient light is closely related to the sun, it will light your entire scene but you do not have much control over it. If you want a lighting effect over the entire frame, ambient light will be used often.
- Make Composition
Ctrl + N For new Composition or click on Small icon of composition
- Solid Layer
To create solid layer Ctrl+shift+N or right click on free space area of the timeline
- 3d layer
Select 3d icon to convert layer to 3d layer
- Rotate Layer
Select the layer and rotate their “Orientation” first number that indicates x-asis =90 and rest zero.
- Text layer
Create text layer, for that press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+T .and write text. in this case, we write “light”
- Light Layer
Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+L for light or right-click on free space area in the timeline and select New>Light layer
- Light Setting
Light setting you have option to select which type light you want
Select view from the composition panel.
- Move light
Move light from composition for that Press Alt+Drag
- Cast Shadow
Select layers Go to> Material Option>Cast Shadow and press “On”
- Arrange Layer
Arrange bg layer like below image
- Keyframe Animation
Click Stopwatch of Position and give below parameter to Position and keyframe
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