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Michael C
3D Shapes?
on Jul 27, 2007 at 12:21:55 am

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

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Noah Kadner
Re: 3D Shapes?
on Jul 27, 2007 at 12:33:28 am

Not really there yet- though you can fake planar objects like cubes with some imagination. I'd recommend a 3D app for that sort of stuff.


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Re: 3D Shapes?
on Jul 27, 2007 at 8:57:32 pm

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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Burt Hazard
Re: 3D Shapes?
on Aug 2, 2007 at 2:19:23 pm

CHV-electronics is givin' out a free "Towers of Film 3D" plugin for Motion and FCP that allows a unique effect:

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Fredy Schwerdtner
Re: 3D Shapes?
on Mar 24, 2011 at 4:19:42 pm

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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mark pigott
Re: 3D Shapes?
on Oct 4, 2011 at 4:07:47 pm

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.

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