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Alana Rees
3D effect for pan-and-zoom section using stills.
on Dec 29, 2009 at 10:45:29 pm

I'm looking to create some pan-and-zoom effects for photos in a documentary. Wanted to try and add an interesting 3D feel. Specifically, my client and I had been looking at something like the first image in this video:







Any ideas on how to replicate this effect would be great. Not necessarily looking to replicate the color, moreso the feel and move of the images. We are using still photos, working in AE CS4. Thanks in advance!


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Mark Landman
Re: 3D effect for pan-and-zoom section using stills.
on Dec 29, 2009 at 11:20:36 pm

Search this forum for the phrase "The Kid Stays in the Picture"

Mark Landman
PM Productions
Champaign, IL


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Alana Rees
Re: 3D effect for pan-and-zoom section using stills.
on Dec 29, 2009 at 11:25:58 pm

Will do, thanks!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: 3D effect for pan-and-zoom section using stills.
on Dec 29, 2009 at 11:27:13 pm

As mentioned, search for "the kid stays in the picture".

You'll need to be handy at Photoshop. This technique requires that you mask the elements in a picture in about three planes -- subject in the foreground, stuff behind the subject halfway back, stuff way back in the background. You then have to rebuild the missing portions on the two planes further back.

When done, set em up in 3D space in AE, play with the z-values and scales, then animate a camera.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Erik Waluska
Re: 3D effect for pan-and-zoom section using stills.
on Dec 29, 2009 at 11:36:59 pm

That technique has been around for a while now so there are probably quite a few tuts out there that you could find if you poked around a bit.

Basically, you just separate the elements into layers by rotoscoping or masking in Photoshop and then set up a 3D comp in AE with all of the layers staggered in Z space. Then you can either animate the position of the layers or animate a camera. Depending on the move you want to do you may also have to fill in the holes on some layers with the clone stamp tool.

This Adobe help topic covers working with layered PSD files in AE:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AfterEffects/9.0/WS3878526689cb91655866c1103906...

-E


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Erik Waluska
Re: 3D effect for pan-and-zoom section using stills.
on Dec 29, 2009 at 11:43:29 pm

Geez, there were no responses when I started typing. I guess I'm too slow. Sorry for repeating what everyone else just said.

-E




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Walter Soyka
Re: 3D effect for pan-and-zoom section using stills.
on Dec 30, 2009 at 3:22:01 pm

Creating faux 3D out of 2D images can also be done with projection mapping. Essentially, you create some geometry in 3D space, and then project the image onto that geometry.

The benefit of projection mapping over the multiplane technique others have described here is that you can get additional parallax effect in floors, walls, and other planes that extend in z-space that you cannot achieve with a simpler multiplane setup. The downside is that it's a bit more complex to understand and do.

If you decide to go this route, you might check out Digieffects' Camera Mapper, which will save you a lot of time and frustration versus doing this exclusive with built-in AE features.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
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Erik Waluska
Re: 3D effect for pan-and-zoom section using stills.
on Dec 30, 2009 at 6:03:27 pm

The Meyers have a free PDF tutorial on this subject on the Artbeats site.

http://www.artbeats.com/written_tutorials?page=5


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David Honan
Re: 3D effect for pan-and-zoom section using stills.
on Sep 3, 2014 at 9:52:33 am

Thanks for asking this que this is exactly what I'm trying to do today :-)


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