Some time ago I was experimenting with doing more 3D stuff inside of AE and Tea Cups With Lids Amber Rings Wholesale Tea Trays Toddler Sleeping Bags I ended up with two very cool techniques that will allow you to import any 3D object into AE. But thats not all. You will also be able to create very simple objects directly inside of AE. This techniques still need some work and will probably not be very practical in most cases, but still I think they are interesting as an experiment. The techniques involve some 3rd-party plugins, but not the ones you’d be expecting and probably the ones you already have. And the most exciting thing is that unlike my ShapeExtruder this will work also in AE CS2.
One way of doing a 3D object in AE is my ShapeExtruder. If you’re not familiar with it than you must check it out. Also make sure to watch [intlink id=”97″ type=”post” target=”_self”]Studying ShapeExtruder[/intlink] tutorial and a mini follow-up tutorial on youtube. They will answer all your questions about extruding vector shapes in AE.
In a few words I’ve discovered a new way of creating 3D Text and logos, and even more. What I will show you will allow you to import any 3D object of any complexity from any 3d package directly into AE. 3D Studio Max, Cinema4D, Maya, XSI… you name it. Everything goes. Unfortunately for it to work efficiently the plugins need to be modified a bit to increase performance. Right now objects other than text and logos take to much time to render and the quality is poor, but like I said… I still think it is pretty interesting to know. Hopefully it will spark some new ideas. Good news is that I’ve already contacted the developer of there plugins and theres a slight chance that the next version will include my suggestions. Keep your fingers crossed.