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mark pigott
setting y to be z?
on Jul 27, 2010 at 7:22:43 pm

In 3ds max, what is y is z in after effects and and z is y.

As I would like to consolidate to have y as the screen-in and out parameter and z as the up-down parameter, I was wondering if there
is a swap y-z feature in ae?

thanks


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Dave LaRonde
Re: setting y to be z?
on Jul 27, 2010 at 7:36:41 pm

[mark pigott] "In 3ds max, what is y is z in after effects and and z is y."

I'm not going to question that statement -- I don't use 3DSMax. But that's just weird.

Although I have no direct experience, AE has used 3DSMax files successfully for years. Has something broken when going between the two applications?

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


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mark pigott
Re: setting y to be z?
on Jul 27, 2010 at 7:45:33 pm

It's not that either application is broken; it is the fact that
3ds Max used the right-handed rule for xyz, whilst adobe after effects
and apple motion use the left-handed rule.

It means as I happily animate in 3ds Max, I know up and down are z.
Whilst when I switch to 3d after effects I have to mentally know that
y is the up-down co-ordinates.

Its a matter of convenience, that's all.



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