Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Comparing 2D and 3D, part of After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space.
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I'd like to start out by showing you some basic differences between 2D and 3D layers.…If you have the Exercise Files that came with this course, open up the project…file AEA_3D Space.aep…If instead you're following along using our book After Effects Apprentice, open…up the project file that came with Lesson 08, 3D Space.…I'm going to go into the Comps folder and double-click the Comp 01-Basic…3D*starter, and here we have two simple text layers.…By default, every new layer you create in After Effects is a 2D layer.…
I'm going to select these two layers down in my Timeline panel, press P to…reveal their Position, then press Shift+S to reveal Scale, and Shift+R to reveal Rotation.…And then I'm going to deselect the layers just to make sure I'm not editing…two at the same time.…I'm going to select Enter a New, and as you all know, there's a couple of…different ways of editing the Position of a layer.…You can either scrub its values directly in the Timeline panel,…I'll undo, or you can pick it up and move it directly in the Comp panel.…
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