Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Vanishing Point Exchange in Photoshop Extended, part of After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space.
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There are several ways to use Adobe Photoshop to create 3D objects that can then…be imported into After Effects.…The first one we're going to explore is called Vanishing Point Exchange.…It's a way of turning a flat photograph into literally a 3D house of cards.…Go to File>Open, navigate to inside your Exercise Files for CS5.5, open up the…Sources folder, open up the 3D folder, then select building*starter.jpg.…
This sort of image is a good candidate for Vanishing Point Exchange.…Vanishing Point Exchange relies on you having a number of flat surfaces that…connect at nice clean angles, that it can then convert into a series of flat…surfaces that are folded together to create a three-dimensional outline of this building.…Once you've selected your image, go to Filter>Vanishing Point and you'll open up…the special Vanishing Point dialog.…Make sure you have the Create Plane tool selected;…it's the default, zoom in on your image;…you can hold Command on Mac or Ctrl on Windows and press the plus key.…
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