Displacement with FreeForm


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Displacement with FreeForm

In this movie I'll show you how to use Digieffect's FreeForm as a 3D displacement map. You can actually extrude layers in 3D using FreeForm. This is one my favorite applications of this effect. Now as before the layer you are treating needs to be a 2D layer, 3D Layer switch turned off, because the effect FreeForm is going to be what adds the actual 3Dness, the perspective distortion. When you are doing displacement mapping, it's just like any other compound effect. You need to use a second layer to provide your displacement map, and just like with any other compound effect, you need to do some work on this layer ahead of time.

It needs to be the same size as the layer you are going to be displacing, the FreeForm layer. Your text or any other object already needs to be in place, and any other animation effects must have been done in a comp prior to this comp. That's why I've set this up in a separate pre-comp were I've given it its position, added a Fast Blur effect...

Displacement with FreeForm
Video duration: 5m 44s 2h 37m Intermediate

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Displacement with FreeForm provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects CS5 New Creative Techniques

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Video
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After Effects
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