Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Auto-orientation with 3D cameras, part of After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space.
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If you've been following along, go ahead and close any compositions you have…open, and in the same project file, 3D Space, I'll open composition #05.…I notice I have already opened this comp, so I'll just select Mute Audio from…the Preview panel so it doesn't interfere with the voice over.…I'll set the Views to 2 Views - Horizontal.…The Left View is set to Top and the Right View is set to Active Camera.…For the Top View, I think I'll optimize the setting so that it Fits up to 100%.…
What I can do then is use the View>Look at All layers option, and that will get…me pretty close to being optimized.…I'll press C to access the unified Camera tool, and I can re-center it a little more.…Press V to go back to the Selection tool.…With the Camera layer selected, I'll press U to see my keyframes and let's…look at what we have.…As the camera is moving along its path, it's always focusing on the Point of…Interest, and the Point of Interest is pretty much centered on the last layer.…
We'll do a RAM Preview.…
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.
- Keyframing motion paths in 3D
- 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