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3D dimensionality to objects
on Nov 29, 2007 at 8:20:08 pm


Motion newbie here, so apologies if this is an easy one, but I can't find it in the manual or previous posts:

Is there a way to extrude or otherwise add a little 3D depth to flat objects? I'm dollying a camera forward, past several layers of image (layers created in Photoshop), and I'd like to see just a few pixels of Z-axis thickness on those objects as the camera moves past them.

The images are irregular shapes, so simply building a cube behind them won't quite do it.

Any help is much appreciated.


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Re: 3D dimensionality to objects
on Nov 30, 2007 at 2:21:13 am


You can make replicators of the objects and have them replicate only along the object's Z-axis, creating the appearance of an extrusion. Peter Wiggins shows an example of doing this with text in this tutorial.

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