Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the camera tools in the alternate views, part of After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space.
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In this movie, I'll show you how to use the Camera tools in the orthographic and…custom views, and I think you'll find it very useful for optimizing your views.…Before we get started, I'll twirl up the camera, twirl it down again, and…then reset the values.…Again, I'll press P for Position and Shift+A for Point of Interest, and now…let's see how the Camera tools work when we use them in an orthographic view.…I'll press the spacebar and use the hand to bring the entire comp into view.…And I'll also set this view to Fit up to 100%.…
But this is all from the view that you end up seeing.…And if you want to see the camera, you either have to use the Hand tool to pan…down, or you have to change your Magnification to something quite small.…But notice the size of the camera when we're at a large view compared to the…size of the camera and the size of the axis arrows when we switch to a very…small view, let's say 25%.…When I go to 25%, I can see the entire camera, all of the layers, and maybe…any other layers that are out in the pasteboard, but notice how small the back of the camera is.…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com library.
- 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