Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a camera to a composition, part of After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space.
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Moving layers in 3D space is very useful, but the real fun happens when you move…a camera through that space.…Once you know how to animate a 3D layer, you've mastered most of what you need…to animate a camera.…If you have any compositions open, select Close All from the Composition menu.…I'm using the same project that Chris was using, which is AEA_3D Space, and I'm…going to open composition 04-Basic Camera*starter.…I'll RAM Preview, and at a glance you can see that layers 1 through 5 have their…3D layer switch enabled.…
The background layer, layer #6 is a 2D layer.…It can be hard to find a movie that can fill the space when you start animating…the camera around your scene.…But by using a blurry movie, something that looks like it's very far away,…you can often get away with animating a camera and leaving the background in 2D space.…Just remember that it won't react to any camera moves.…But I think that will be okay.…I'll select all the layers and press P for Position, and at a glance you can see…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com library.
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- Managing multiple 3D views
- Auto-orienting cameras along a path
- Creating shadows
- Understanding Vanishing Point Exchange
- Importing a 3D model into Photoshop Extended
- Scaling in 3D
- OpenGL acceleration