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Richard Lyons3D Extruded Graph Effect
by on May 3, 2011 at 8:07:40 pm


I am trying to create a 3D graph effect from a 2D video source - basically I ned to be able to render in 3D space a 3D element created/extruded from a 2D plane to create a 3D element I can then spin or pan round in AE with a 3D camera.

Example Image here : 2d_to_3d_extrude.jpg

I used to be able to do this in earlier versions of AE with Digieffects Fantazm Pixxy plugins but cannot seem to find an equivalent that can create this within AE CS5.

If anyone can recommend a good route that would be much appreciated!



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Dave LaRondeRe: 3D Extruded Graph Effect
by on May 3, 2011 at 8:15:04 pm

You might be able to pull it off with another Digieffects product: Freeform. It now comes bundled with AE, starting with version 10.

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

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: 3D Extruded Graph Effect
by on May 3, 2011 at 9:37:38 pm

Free Form like Dave suggested can do the job quite well.
If you have a bit more cash to spend I recommend FreeForm Pro- it can do a lot more than the basic one and it's 3d displacement capabilities are quite impressive.
Here's a tutorial for Free Form:

Some FreeForm Pro links:

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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Richard LyonsRe: 3D Extruded Graph Effect
by on Jun 1, 2011 at 3:24:27 pm

Hi guys - many thanks got it all sorted in the end - freeform pro looks good, but seemed to be Windows only? Cheers

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