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Anthony Jones
creating a chemical structure in after effects
on Sep 18, 2012 at 7:56:16 pm

Hi,

At the moment i am creating a chemical structure using cc sphere and cc cylinder in after effects, i want to make it look 3-D however when i use the camera you can really tell its a 2-d image. any ways around that ? or am i going about making a chemical structure completely the wrong way?


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Vishesh Arora
Re: creating a chemical structure in after effects
on Sep 18, 2012 at 8:25:39 pm

Mr. Jones

Try this tutorial by Andrew Kramer on how to use camera with CC Sphere to give 3D look.

http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/the_blue_planet_in_3d/

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Tom Daigon
Re: creating a chemical structure in after effects
on Sep 18, 2012 at 9:02:21 pm

Or you may want to look into using a plug in called Element 3D with real 3D models of chemical structures you can purchase or construct in a 3D program.

https://www.videocopilot.net/products/element/

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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: creating a chemical structure in after effects
on Sep 18, 2012 at 9:06:17 pm

Although there are techniques of making a 2d plugin look like it's 3d (the previous answer points out a tutorial), for your project I suggest you need a true 3d model. There may be several ways to go. ShapeShifter AE from Mettle can help - it uses displacement maps to extrude any kind of shapes and it has generator- pretty handy for mulriple instances of the same object that can be randomized in scale. position and rotation. Also, Plexus can be used to create 3d structures.

http://library.creativecow.net/jelescu_tudor/ShapeShifter-Review/1

http://aescripts.com/plexus/

Also, Zaxwerks Invigorator Pro allows you to import a true 3d model in AE (you can find probably lots for free) and Element 3d can be used as well (works best with the models from Videocopilot libraries).

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
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