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dv scarpino
Photoshop 3d in after effects
on Nov 27, 2012 at 5:37:26 pm

I have watched the tutorial on importing a 3d object into after effects using Photoshop. However, once I import the object, it comes in as just a black screen. I have tried adding a light and rotating my view, but it stays just a black comp. If I click the 3d layers folder, I can see the object, but once I go back to the comp it just goes black again.

Any ideas??


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Angelo Lorenzo
Re: Photoshop 3d in after effects
on Nov 27, 2012 at 6:37:52 pm

If I recall correctly, there is some kind of caveat to this. I don't know if CS6 fixes this since I don't use 3d models very heavily.

If it's a 3d file like obj, you have to light it in Photoshop. After Effects lighting will not affect the linked object. That's why you're seeing it as black; at least that is my guess.

(Apparently CS6 removes this functionality entirely according to comments)

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Todd Kopriva
Re: Photoshop 3d in after effects
on Nov 29, 2012 at 12:23:20 am

Yes, After Effects CS6 removed this feature. The Photoshop team made huge (and good) changes to their 3D features right up until the end of our feature-development cycle, leaving no time for us to integrate it, so we had to just cut it out entirely.

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