Fake Glass Refraction

Learn how to create fake glass refraction from 3D renders using After Effects.


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After Effects Template: Abstract 3D Titles Pack


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  • Required render passes
  • Place titles between 3d objects using depth matte
  • Use set matte effect with different render passes
  • Generate alpha channel on a render pass using Shift Channels effect
  • Create displacement map for refraction with Inner Glow layer style
  • Set up fake refraction using Displacement Map effect
  • Refine effect with blur & rgb split




After Effects, Cinema 4D