Is there anyway to create 3D shapes? Other than the pen tool I mean. What about a sphere or cylinder? I am working on an animation where I want my object to look like a circle but then the camera changes position to reveal it is a cylinder. Doesn't sound too hard, but I am having some trouble with it. Thanks
This is the difference between a "2.5-D" app, like Motion, AE, Combustion or Shake, and a true 3-D app. A true 3-D app will give you these kinds of primitives to use as building blocks, a 2.5-D app will not.
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I know, this is an old post but I was surfing around COW looking for some answers and I found it .
Motion is not a real 3D but you can "pretend" with it. I did it with some DVD boxes on a video.
With the link below you can see it. It is almost in the end of this 20s clip.
If you go to the page, click on the second picture: "LINK QUALITY / TV COZINHANDO"
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Having a 3D camera, 3d Groups, but only 2D attributes on lines is totally stupid.
If the Apple people would have looked over the defacto standard for animation, 3ds Max;
they would have seen that lines handles could be manipulated on all 3 axises.
Also, the y axis is wrong, as this is the z axis in 3ds Max.