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Rob Mize demonstrates techniques for creating a virtual set in 3D space. He shows how you can build sophisticated, detailed environments, where your actors appear to interact with their 3 dimensional surroundings. Build the set of your dreams using nothing more than After Effects, a few textures and your creativity.



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Re: Virtual 3D Sets with After Effects
by Camille Katz
so cool! thanks a lot! helped with my understanding of 3d depth and making scenes.
great tutorial!
Re: Virtual 3D Sets with After Effects
by Rob Mize
Hi, Sean...
Glad you found the tut useful; albeit, not entirely convincing. In order to really "sell the shot" there is, in fact, an additional level of time and detail that you would have to invest. I think some texture to the wall would help and maybe another light and a few other elements... (signage in the elevator, etc.) A lot will depend on the environment you want to create, elevator, class room, whatever.
It really comes down to the amount of time and effort you can devote to the creation of that shot... and although After Effects offers some 3D capability, it does have its limitations.
Regarding major motion pictures, it isn't thousands of dollars... it's millions!
Thanks very much for writing... I'd like to see what you come up with.

Rob Mize
Re: Virtual 3D Sets with After Effects
by Sean Morton
Hi Rob. Thank you for the tutorial. That was extremely helpful. Especially the parts on lining up the walls and moving the point of interest. I do have one critique and i am hoping you have some advice. It looked like you fairly reasonably recreated what a room might look like. However, the finished product still didn't fool me that it wasn't a fake room.
How are they able to accomplish this in the movies. (please don't say thousands of dollars, blah, blah, blah.) I understand that. What techniques could i add to my own room to fool someone even more???
Re: Virtual 3D Sets with After Effects
by amit levi
Great Tutorial
Great Teacher
Thanks
Re: Tutorial: Virtual 3D Sets with After Effects
by John Cuevas
Always impressed with your work Rob.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
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