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« on: September 05, 2017, 14:52 »
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I'm doing more and more work in After Effects, and it amazes me how many new things and methods I can discover each week.

I've been working with adding realistic camera moves (dolly in/out, left, right etc.) to static footage, and I'm just curious if there are methods I haven't discovered. Sometimes it works really, really well (looks almost 100% real), but other times it's a struggle.

I know the standard camera mapping / camera projection way, but it's clumsy inside After Effects and takes quite a while to model (for me, I'm not that fast) in other software like Cinema 4D. As far as I can tell, you are limited to projecting onto flat planes in AE, which makes it hard to work with more advanced scenes.

The Displacement Map in AE works well sometimes but I would like to be able to do it in z space. I know FreeForm Pro lets you do that, and I will probably buy it, but are there other ways of displacing in z space within AE?

Simple corner pinning works sometimes too if the scene is flat with nothing sticking up, but making displacement maps are more fun.  8)
« Last Edit: September 05, 2017, 14:57 by increasingdifficulty »


 

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