Adding a 3D camera


show more Adding a 3D camera provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Motion Control 3D: Bringing Your Photos to Life in Three Dimensions with After Effects and Photoshop CS6 show less
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Adding a 3D camera

This whole technique is based on using a 3D camera. You're essentially filming the scene. To do this, you're going to want to add a camera that kind of simulates the real camera used to take the original photo. Now, this is a modern image. You might be able to match it exactly by setting up a virtual lens with the same Millimeter and Throw and Settings that you would put into the physical lens that you shot it with. If you're using a historical photo without that metadata, you may just have to guess and try to apply good judgment.

To add a camera, I'll just choose Layer > New > Camera. This brings up the ability here to add the camera. You've got the choice between a One-Node and a Two-Node camera. You're going to want to stick with a Two-Node camera so you can access it and go ahead and animate the position and point of interest separately. This will create a greater sense of parallax and allow you to move the camera more fluidly to the scene. You will then see presets...

Adding a 3D camera
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Adding a 3D camera provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Motion Control 3D: Bringing Your Photos to Life in Three Dimensions with After Effects and Photoshop CS6

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