Scaling issues in 3D


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Scaling issues in 3D

We mentioned very early in this lesson that a parent size of a layer in After Effects is controlled not just by its Scale parameter, but also by its Position. How close or how far away it is from the camera or the viewer. Now you might have heard that with 2D layers it's very important not to scale past 100%. Because at that point you're blowing up pixels, After Effects is having to make up new image pixels from scratch and you reduce in quality. But how do you tell when you're losing image quality in 3D? Let me solo these layers, I am going to look at it in isolation.

Now when I increase a layer beyond 100 %, you can see what starts to happen. The image gets very aliased looking and starts to fall apart. However, if I was to bring this layer very close to you, I would get the same effect. Even though the scale is still 100%, which is perfect image quality in 2D, you will see that this 3D layer looks pretty darn ugly. What's going on is the act of bringing a layer close ...

Scaling issues in 3D
Video duration: 4m 57s 4h 49m Intermediate Updated Dec 06, 2012

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Scaling issues 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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