Enabling per-character 3D


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Enabling per-character 3D

In this movie, I'll show you how to use Per-character 3D to animate position. I've closed all the comps I had opened in the previous movie. If you have the exercise files, go ahead and open comp 06-3D Position*starter. If you don't have the exercise files, just create some white text on a black background. Just like we did before, we'll animate Position. That will add Animator 1 with the Position property in 2D only. So right now, it just has an X and a Y value.

Now, if you know enough to be dangerous using 3D layers in After Effects, you might be tempted to turn on the 3D switch for the layer. But that will not add the Z property to the text animator. All it's doing is changing the transformations so that all the transformations can be edited in 3D space. In fact, there's no need to even turn on this switch. Instead, what you're going to do is Add > Property > Enable Per-character 3D.

When you do that, the 3D Layer switch will show two small cubes. This in...

Enabling per-character 3D
Video duration: 4m 4s 3h 48m Beginner Updated Nov 20, 2012

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Enabling per-character 3D provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music

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