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Mike Farris
Getting a 2D video object to fit inside of a 3D object
on Dec 20, 2016 at 2:49:32 am

So what I have is a 3D space craft and I need to put a video of the Pilot that has been green screened into the cock pit.

I am using AE CC 2017 and E3D for the 3D model. So this is what I have tried so far. After I green screened the actor, I got the 3D ship from E3D and moved it into my AE comp and no mater were I moved the Pilot, never could I get him in the cockpit. I also tried making the Pilot a 3D object and that did not work either.

If anyone has ideas about how to do this please let me know. I do know that I can mask out the parts that would not be seen and already know how to do that.

Thanks for your help.


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Daniel Waldron
Re: Getting a 2D video object to fit inside of a 3D object
on Dec 20, 2016 at 2:24:55 pm

Keep in mind any movement of the spaceship, AE camera, and/or green screen camera will throw off the perspective of your pilot and the shot won't work. If it's just one angle and the ship flies in a straight line, you may be able to make it work.

I've never added a pilot into a flying space craft, but this is how I would first attempt it. First, scale and position your pilot where he should go on top of the cockpit. Then create a group Null in Element and parent your pilot layer to that. Finally, draw masks on the pilot layer to make him appear inside the cockpit.


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Mike Farris
Re: Getting a 2D video object to fit inside of a 3D object
on Dec 22, 2016 at 12:52:20 am

Thanks Daniel for the help,

This was about what I was thinking, but did not think about the group null in E3D. In the mean time I created two E3D layers, in one layer I have the main ship and the second I have the glass cover and controls, this way I can put my video between the E3D layers and save myself a lot of masking.

Also anyone reading this, I would suggest that you send Adobe an email and ask them why they don't have a unified 3D space that will let 2D objects like video and 3D models work in the same space like this software Hitfilm's 2017 version, This is what Hitfilm says: Want to put a 2D green-screened actor in a 3D helicopter model? No problem. With HitFilm Pro, your 2D and 3D layers interact with each other in one unified space.


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