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nelsonmay10
Is motion good for 3D animation?
on Nov 16, 2006 at 9:22:49 pm

I am using motion and making 2D to 3D animation. Basically cars moving along a highway for traffic studies. The only problem is, is that I can't draw and am stuck with the angle of the intersection and car I use. Can I import fully 3D rendered cars into motion and manipulate them? The 2D affect is OK, but 3D has more impact. If not motion is there another MAC platform program I can use. Maybe a CAD program? If there is a powerful program that allows you to have intersections and roads that allows you to place cars and pedestrians that would be good.

Thanks in advance.



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walter biscardi
Re: Is motion good for 3D animation?
on Nov 16, 2006 at 9:30:26 pm

After Effects works in 3D space. You can place lights and cameras as you need them in the intersections or follow along behind a person or car.

Your 3D objects all need to be in the right perspective though. If you want to actually manipulate the 3D objects themselves, then you need a 3D animation program. In After Effects you can move them and move cameras around them, but you can change the physical object other than distortions.

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Jim Kanter
Re: Is motion good for 3D animation?
on Nov 17, 2006 at 2:10:21 am

A good, easy to use and inexpensive Mac 3D app is Carrara basics.

Jim Kanter,
Digital Film Institute
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Noah Kadner
Re: Is motion good for 3D animation?
on Nov 17, 2006 at 9:01:57 am

I recommend Cinema4D- easy to learn and quite powerful.

Noah

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