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In this first tutorial in a set of 4 on working in 3D space in After Effects, Andrew Devis shows how to set up your layers in 3D space and how to view all the layers without ruining your camera view. Andrew sets up 4 layers in 3D space, moving both their positions and rotations. In the next tutorial, Andrew will show how to set up a static 3D particle system which will enhance the 3D effect as the camera eventually animates through 3D space. In the last 2 tutorials, Andrew will show how to use a very quick and simple technique to animate the camera and then how to finesse the animation of that camera for excellent results.



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Re: Working in 3D Part 1: Setting up a 3D Scene
by Taylor Hebden
Hello,
I think the video might be down. I've tried to load it a few times and it doesn't seem to be working.
Re: Working in 3D Part 1: Setting up a 3D Scene
by Zina Saunders
Thanks so much for creating this excellent series of tutorials, they're very helpful! I'm going to look for more tutorials by you.

Best,

Zina
Re: Working in 3D Part 1: Setting up a 3D Scene
by Radames Ruiz
hi may name it Ray I need to know how to get the most about Premier Pro cs6 Basic and advice please help me rrrayito1980@yahoo.com
@Radames Ruiz
by Andrew Devis
Hi Radames

There is a complete series free of charge on this site to get you going on Premiere Pro here http://library.creativecow.net/series/Premiere-Pro-Basics-CS6--above-with-A... with 107 tutorials from the very basics up to quite advanced techniques.

Let me know how you get on.
All the best
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: Working in 3D Part 1: Setting up a 3D Scene
by Ian Hagerty
Happy New Year Master Yoda!!!!!!!!!! How are ya doing? I have a question for you. Would you recommend buying TWIXTOR or is time warp sufficient enough for this young jedi wanna-bee? Thank you and yes, the force is strong with you!
@Ian Hagerty
by Andrew Devis
Good day :o) What an interesting question!

The answer with all plug-ins is 'will I use it and will it pay for itself'? Unless of course you get it to train or teach others.

Twixtor is amazing and certainly going to give you options you won't have with time warp ... so if you have a project that will benefit from Twixtor and all it gives and you feel it is worth the not inconsiderable cost, then go for it ... I am still longing for RE:Flex but can't justify at the moment ;o)

Let me know how you get on
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
@Andrew Devi
by Ian Hagerty
Thanks Master Yoda! I do get an academic discount, but at 20% only (better than nothing). After effects is such an amazing beast! It is quite easy to get overwhelmed and want to be a master jedi right away... baby steps! Have a good SundAY!
Re: Working in 3D Part 1: Setting up a 3D Scene
by teresa lim
i am so glad i watched this tutorial. thank u soooooo much.
@teresa lim
by Andrew Devis
Hi Teresa

I'm pleased you've found this helpful as well, I only wish someone had told me how to do this when I started! Still, with this information you can be up and running in 3D (or as it is called in AE 2.5D because each layer has no depth) very soon.

Thanks again
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: Working in 3D Part 1: Setting up a 3D Scene
by Phil Mucci
Excellent series of tutorials, Andrew. Some great tips. Just started doing more complex 3D animations, and was struggling with proper camera movements. Thanks for the pointers!

@Phil Mucci
by Andrew Devis
Hi Phil

Really pleased you have found the series helpful, I think that once you get to grips with the 3D possibilities of AE you will love it even more :o)

Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: Working in 3D Part 1: Setting up a 3D Scene
by Andrew Devis
Hi Eric

Yes, this is a brand new tutorial which has just gone up today and I believer that the next 3 will go up over the next 3 days.

I can't answer for creative cow about dates though, you will need to take that up directly with them.

I hope you find the series helpful, it may seem simple stuff but I hope it will also prove to be useful all the same.

Thanks for getting in touch

Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: Working in 3D Part 1: Setting up a 3D Scene
by Eric Kirk
Andrew,

Thanks for the tips in this tutorial. I was looking for the next tutorials but do not see them.

Just a general note to the COW, is there any reason why tutorials don't have dates? It would be helpful to know when they are made.

This one might be brand new. :)

Great work.

Thanks,
Eric

Eric D. Kirk
http://www.kirkproductions.com


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