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Jonathan Ramsey
Circle of Images - 3D
on Jun 8, 2009 at 8:39:28 pm

Hi there,

Wondered if someone could step me through this 3D concept (how to build it):

I would like to use multiple clips and form them into a circle. Then, place a camera in the center and spin it on its Y-axis so that it is panning across these images. Further, the images need to be in a true 3D circle so that as the camera pans across each image, they are bent (concaved) appropriately. Alternatively, the camera could remain stationary if I could "spin" the circle of images somehow.

In case that doesn't make sense: imagine standing in the center of a circular room with, say, 9 movie screens surrounding you. You stay in the same location but spin 360. The view from your POV is what I'm trying to create. The alternative idea would be the same setup, but the room spins around you. The look should be the same either way, but I'm not sure how to build this.

I do understand I have to set the camera to viewpoint for it to spin, but I am not realizing how to make that circle of images in 3D.

Any ideas?
Thanks!
Ramsey

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Noah Kadner
Re: Circle of Images - 3D
on Jun 8, 2009 at 10:35:31 pm

That's not Motion, that's 3D- Cinema4D, Maya, LightWave, etc.

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Stephen Smith
Re: Circle of Images - 3D
on Jun 9, 2009 at 3:17:01 pm

Sorry, Noah is right. However, if you are willing to have the images forming a circle not bend (concaved) then it can be done.




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Jonathan Ramsey
Re: Circle of Images - 3D
on Jun 9, 2009 at 3:57:15 pm

So my WANTING it to be doable in Motion (or AE, actually) doesn't make it so?! ha ha. If only...

I was hoping that there'd be some complicated way of building a non-concaved circle of images and then nesting that into a 3D Motion space with a super-wide-angle-lens on a virtual camera that would create the effect. No go, ey? Shoot. Okay, time to re-visit the creative coloring board.

Thanks much for your input and time!

Ramsey

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RAMSEY
Treeline Film Company
Colorado, USA


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Noah Kadner
Re: Circle of Images - 3D
on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:15:57 am

The problem is that objects in Motion have no z depth. They are just flat floating postcards in 3D space. So things like curves are basically impossible.

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david bogie
Re: Circle of Images - 3D
on Jun 12, 2009 at 7:44:19 pm

True, sad but true.
However, I'm pretty sure you could create the movie out of Motion and then add some distortion to it.

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