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Jared Snyder
Adding spin (rotation) to 2D object
on Jan 24, 2016 at 6:11:20 am

I am working on a composition, adding some parallax to a still image and what not, and I am trying to figure out the best way to add spin (rotation) to the frisbee.

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Milos Ristoski
Re: Adding spin (rotation) to 2D object
on Jan 24, 2016 at 1:58:08 pm

I dont't think there is a possible way of rotating the frisbee, because the original object is captured from side ways, so rotating it may result as rotating an orbit. You can try to make a similar texture in circular shape in Photoshop, and then import it as a 3D layer and rotate it to correspond, then you can animate the rotation on Y-axis.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Adding spin (rotation) to 2D object
on Jan 24, 2016 at 5:42:13 pm

If you want to move a frisbee in 3D space you need to make a 3D frisbee in a 3D application. You can't use AE to fake one.

Dave LaRonde
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KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Jared Snyder
Re: Adding spin (rotation) to 2D object
on Jan 24, 2016 at 7:56:52 pm

Yeah, Dave, I decided to redirect my efforts and just model one in Blender.


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Adding spin (rotation) to 2D object
on Jan 25, 2016 at 6:21:02 pm

However you model it, you could import it into AE pretty easily since After Effects comes with Cinema 4D for free now. :)

Alternatively (and much faster for rendering), you could use the third-party Element 3d effect to put it in your scene.

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