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Chin ParkMoving Photoshop 3D in After Effects
by on Jun 16, 2010 at 4:54:38 pm

Hello.

After I import PS 3D, this is what I get. Images below.

http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/2268/jetlayers100616.jpg

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/2986/jetscreen100616.jpg

How do I align the control tools of the control layer with the plane itself? What is that red diagonal line? When I try to rotate the controller layer, it moves that line and I can't predict how the plane rotates. I've tried center-in-view'ing the control layer, and that makes the plane disappear off the screen.

Thanks!


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Dave LaRondeRe: Moving Photoshop 3D in After Effects
by on Jun 16, 2010 at 5:07:26 pm

I see you're trying to use a 3D null to change the Photoshop layer's orientation. However, I also see that the 3D switch on the photoshop layer isn't checked, and you haven't parented the photoshop layer to the null.


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


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Chin ParkRe: Moving Photoshop 3D in After Effects
by on Jun 16, 2010 at 6:11:38 pm

Thanks, Dave.

I tried checking the 3D box for photoshop layer, and it didn't change anything as far as I can tell.

When I parented it, the plane disappeared.

I was under the impression that when importing PSD live 3D, individual settings of the photoshop layer were linked to individual settings of the 3D null layer so there is no need to do these two things?

Thanks.

p.s. Now I got a hang of how the plane moves, but still curious what that diagonal red line is and how to orient the rotation/move tools to match the orientation of the plane.


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Dave LaRondeRe: Moving Photoshop 3D in After Effects
by on Jun 16, 2010 at 6:38:26 pm

Since I've never actually worked with Photoshop 3D object, I'm at something of a loss. But if you haven't read the instruction book on how to do it, you're at an even bigger loss:

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AfterEffects/9.0/WS149A6D84-9FC5-4d93-BCFD-FF84...

There are a couple of good links to follow, too.

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


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Chin ParkRe: Moving Photoshop 3D in After Effects
by on Jun 16, 2010 at 6:47:03 pm

You're right about that.

I've read through the documentations for both AE and Photoshop regarding 3D layers and watched several tutorials.

Somehow, on the tutorials, the imported 3D layer seems to appear neatly positioned and I don't see that diagonal line.

Maybe it's something I'm doing in Photoshop itself.


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Dave LaRondeRe: Moving Photoshop 3D in After Effects
by on Jun 16, 2010 at 7:10:43 pm

A tryout version of a plugin will also make a diagonal line or a big x over the image. Are you using any?

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


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Chin ParkRe: Moving Photoshop 3D in After Effects
by on Jun 16, 2010 at 7:16:34 pm

No, I'm not.

The line is not visible on rendering, and it is part of the null 3d layer. I'm guessing it's supposed to be a reference plane(surface) or a guideline. Maybe it's because of how the 3D model obj I imported into Photoshop was set up.

By the way, thanks for your time, Dave. I guess I'll live with it.


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