Intro to After Effects: How to Use Rotation Effects in 3D


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Rotation in 3D

Now let's discuss the issue of Rotation and Orientation for 3D layers. I'm going to start off by dragging my Enter a New layer down a little bit, in clear white space, so it is easier to see what's going on. Just as in 2D, you can edit Rotation interactively in the Comp panel or by scrubbing down in the Timeline panel. Let's start down here. You'll see separate X, Y, and Z Rotation parameters, each with their own animation stopwatch. Z Rotation is what you have with normal 2D layers.

As I scrub its value, you'll see that it's pinwheeling around the axis arrow that's pointed right at you, the Z axis, and I'll undo. X and Y are unique to 3D layers. If I scrub the value for X Rotation, you'll see that it's twirling around its horizontal or X axis, that red axis arrow. Likewise, if I scrub the Y Rotation value, you'll see the layer is now pivoting around its vertical axis or that green Y axis arrow.

Another cool thing about this is, if it overlaps...

Rotation in 3D
Video duration: 4m 47s 4h 49m Intermediate Updated Dec 06, 2012

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Rotation in 3D provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space

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