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Making a 2D picture into a fake 3D environment

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Laurent HassonMaking a 2D picture into a fake 3D environment
by on Oct 5, 2009 at 9:08:01 pm

Hello,

I have no idea if this can be done or not, and i am not sure if i can explain it correctly, so bear with me please.

I have a high-res (8mp) picture of a room. The room in real life is a simple squarish room about 16 feet by 20 feet. I took the picture from the entrance with a wall and window in the back, a desk on the right, and a bunk bed on the left. There is some perspective.

I'd like to add some fake 3D to this so i could in After Effects move a camera around and have the 2D picture be shaped to follow a fake 3D layout.

Is this possible? Conceptually, i know i can draw lines to give a hint at the perspective. I can also give 3D coordinates to many points throughout the picture which would help my "supposed" 3D software to make my 2D picture a fake 3D picture.

Thanks for any help,
Laurent Hasson



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Todd KoprivaRe: Making a 2D picture into a fake 3D environment
by on Oct 5, 2009 at 9:50:10 pm

It sounds like you're describing a problem that can be solved with the Vanishing Point features in Photoshop and After Effects.

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Laurent HassonRe: Making a 2D picture into a fake 3D environment
by on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:44:35 am

Ah, very cool. "Vanishing point" is the technical term i was looking for. Thanks. I have CS4, and i take it this feature is not incorporated in it? I have to use Photoshop to achieve this then?


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Todd KoprivaRe: Making a 2D picture into a fake 3D environment
by on Oct 6, 2009 at 1:41:27 am

You prepare the picture in Photoshop and then use the VPE feature to bring the scene into After Effects.

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Mark WalczakRe: Making a 2D picture into a fake 3D environment
by on Oct 6, 2009 at 3:19:10 pm

Here are some video tuts that may help:

http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/3d_vanishing_point/

http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/3d_camera_projection/

The second video pertains to image projection, which is another way to do what you are trying to achieve. Personally, I've found Vanishing Point to be a little tricky.

Hope this helps!

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Laurent HassonRe: Making a 2D picture into a fake 3D environment
by on Oct 6, 2009 at 8:13:10 pm

Thanks Mark. Looks like 3D projection is more up my alley :) I'll be trying it tonight.


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