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Arranging multiple layers in 3D space

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Georgina LordArranging multiple layers in 3D space
by on Jul 28, 2012 at 3:21:11 pm

I have around 100 layers (photos of album covers 200x200 pixels each) and I want to arrange them so that they form a 3D cube of 10 x 10 layers, so you have a matrix of ten at the front, another ten just behind, another ten behind them and so on, so that the cube has a width, depth and height of ten layers, with say around a 20 pixel space between them.

To help visualise what I mean, here's an image to demonstrate: http://tinyurl.com/cssp9xb

Substitute the spheres for a small 200x200 flat image of course. :)

I could do this manually, and it would be and easy but very time-consuming job, and there's the prospect of me having to make 1/2 dozen more similar comps, so I'm wondering if anyone knows a good workflow for this, or perhaps there's a script out there somewhere that could do most of the groundwork?


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Adriano MoraesRe: Arranging multiple layers in 3D space
by on Jul 28, 2012 at 6:45:41 pm

Hi there!

Maybe a combination of those could make things easier for ya:

http://aescripts.com/layers2grid/

http://aescripts.com/create3dshapes/


Hope it helps.


Cheers!

ninguem
////http://cargocollective.com/ninguem/


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Erik WaluskaRe: Arranging multiple layers in 3D space
by on Jul 28, 2012 at 9:14:24 pm

Mattrunks has a tutorial on something similar done using trapcode form 2 if you have that plug-in. The tutorial is a not free but it only costs about five bucks.

http://www.mattrunks.com/en/tutorials/after-effects/galaxy-thumbs


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mathew fullerRe: Arranging multiple layers in 3D space
by on Jul 29, 2012 at 1:28:10 am

They make a plug for this... I forget what it is called though.

If you did my tutorial on Paernting... you could use these techniques for sure. I have.

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/fuller_mathew/AE-Parenting-Possibil...

My Work:
http://www.morecompletefx.com


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Brian CharlesRe: Arranging multiple layers in 3D space
by on Jul 29, 2012 at 9:34:38 pm

[mathew fuller] "They make a plug for this... I forget what it is called though.
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Planespace?

http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/products/all/planespace/



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Georgina LordRe: Arranging multiple layers in 3D space
by on Jul 31, 2012 at 12:07:55 pm

WOW! Thank you for all the replies and advice. I've only just managed to read them so I'll try out some of your suggestions shortly.

Thanks again for the help.

G.


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