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David Shapiro
Zaxwerks???
on Nov 1, 2012 at 5:01:15 am

Hey!

I have seen, on multiple website, that Zaxwerks does something to help 3d stuff in Motion. I want to be able to import .obj files into it, but I hear that this is not possible. What exactly does Zaxwerks do? and what is the closest I can get to importing 3d objects into Motion 5?


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Mark Suszko
Re: Zaxwerks???
on Nov 1, 2012 at 1:56:37 pm

Zax is good for a couple of things, mostly, IMO, if you have files in Adobe Illustrator format, you can quickly extrude and bevel them into actual 3-d objects, then apply nice canned camera moves and textures to them. This is most often used to quickly turn flat client logos into spiffy 3-d spinning logos. Now, that's not all it can do, but to get the most out of it requires a bit of practice.

I think some versions of zaxwerkes *can* import .obj or other 3-d file types, but I don't know enough details. I just got a version of it myself and have not had much time to play with it yet. Thankfully, the COW has a dedicated forum for this product so your next step is to ask the question there.


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Stephen Smith
Re: Zaxwerks???
on Nov 1, 2012 at 2:43:23 pm

You can use Zaxwerk's ProAnimator FX to import 3D objects. It should import:

FBX Animation (.fbx)
Maya/Wavefront (.obj)
3D Studio Models (.3ds)
Lightwave Models (.lwo)
Electric Image Models (.fac)
Cinema 4D Models (.c4d)
Autocad Models (.dxf)

Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

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David Shapiro
Re: Zaxwerks???
on Nov 1, 2012 at 6:10:33 pm

In Motion 5? or only 3 and 4?


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Stephen Smith
Re: Zaxwerks???
on Nov 1, 2012 at 6:50:39 pm

I'm on Motion 4. I would imagine it would be the same on all. You can always download a trial version.

Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

Check out my Motion Training DVD

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David Shapiro
Re: Zaxwerks???
on Nov 2, 2012 at 4:38:41 pm

Apparently Zaxwerks doesn't work for Motion 5 because it is a 32 bit plugin. They are, however, working on an update.


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David Shapiro
Re: Zaxwerks???
on Nov 5, 2012 at 8:24:51 pm

Well, until they do come out with Zaxwerks Motion 5 do you know of ANY other 3d plugin that works for Motion 5?


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Stephen Smith
Re: Zaxwerks???
on Nov 5, 2012 at 9:17:26 pm

I have never used it but there is Boris FX 3D Objects. I can't see anywhere on their page as to what versions of Motion they support. They have a free trial. Here is their site: http://www.borisfx.com/units/3dobjects.php

Here is a tutorial on the COW on how to use it: http://library.creativecow.net/de_jong_dirk/motion3d/1

Not sure this helps but best of luck.

Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

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