Requires HitFilm 2 Ultimate.
The scene effects are designed to enhance the 3D compositing environment.
Environment map viewer
This wraps the selected layer onto a spherical shape.
When placed as the bottom layer in a 3D composite shot, this creates a convincing, wrap-around background for 3D shots.
Examples would be a sky background for a cityscape or plane shot, or a space nebula for a spaceship fly-by.
The environment map viewer will automatically update as the camera is panned in all directions.
The parallax effect creates the illusion of 3D depth in a 2D layer.
In this example parallax has been used to apply a cracked concrete texture to some text:
The height map is used to determine the depth effect.
When set to None the host layer's own texture will be used for the parallax effect. You can also choose a different layer to use as the height map.
The Blur Height Map property can be used to create a softer, smoother parallax effect.
The parallax effect is most effective when combined with HitFilm's 3D lights.