Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Keyframing a fly-in, part of After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space.
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I have already cleaned up my display by selecting Close All, and let's go ahead…and open up the Comp 03-3D Animation*starter.…You'll note that the 3D layer switch has already been turned on for all of the…layers in this composition.…I'll type Command+A or Ctrl+A to Select All and then P for Position.…And we'll see that there's been some slight separation in Z space, between the…text, which is pulled towards us, -10 units in Z, and the slabs, which have…been moved push back a little bit, +10 units in Z. And as you now know from the…previous chapter, if I change my View to something such as Custom View 3, you…can see the slight separation between the layers, particularly if I go to Top View.…
Here my text layer is in front and there is my slab layers behind.…I'll go back to Active Camera for now.…Let's say I want to animate these two text layers slamming down into this…final resting position.…Now, whenever you already have your layers arranged the way that you want, a…great time saving tip is to go to the point in time where you want them to be…
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- 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