More 3D stuff coming soon

Posted on 14. May, 2008 by in Blog

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.

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10 Responses to “More 3D stuff coming soon”

  1. bogdan

    14. May, 2008

    that would be great…i was actualy working on a project not long ago where i wanted to create this 3d logo inside after efects but i found out that its not posible.

    so i went to 3dsmax and did it there, exported then frames with alpha chanel, import into affx.

    it would be interesting if ud be able to creaate in max and then import the scene or something..thw whole thing…that would be amazing

    another nice thing would be this: i create a shape in ilustrator, or even affx and then import into scene, and extrude the thing in 3d and have it there.

    that would be awsome

  2. jordivfx

    16. May, 2008

    well you know, some body is gonna say that you 3d is no real 3d….. ect etc as they said with your shapeExtruder, but, this coments apart, for the people who don’t know too much 3d and we don’t want to use some kind of 3rd party plugins and render killers, this new option, may work, as you said before that allways depend from the project and many other things, but lets see that and lets play with so see what comes ot of our renders :)

  3. fReezEr.

    16. May, 2008

    Cool news George ;) Cant wait to see that techniques :)

  4. Shkaa887

    17. May, 2008

    ha ha

    i saw that !!

    this is going to be really helpful to lots of people that need 3d but dont have a 3d program ;)

  5. Delgadeth

    23. May, 2008

    Cant wait to see it

  6. AR

    26. May, 2008

    IT is odd that Adobe does not have a full on 3D PROGRAM, so if you suceed they should probably make you chairman of the board.

  7. Maltaannon

    26. May, 2008

    Hehe! Thats nice. I know it works, but like pointed out above, it’s a bit pointless right now to do things that way. But anyway I think it will show a different approach to things, and that is exactly what this site is about. Thanks for your input.

  8. vianz

    03. Jun, 2008

    “Some time ago I was experimenting with doing more 3D stuff inside of After Effects and I ended up with two very cool techniques that will allow you to import any 3D object into After Effects. But thats not all. You will also be able to create very simple objects directly inside of After Effects. 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 After Effects CS2”
    what is After Effects CS2?

  9. boxman

    03. Jun, 2008

    After Effects CS2 is more commonly known as After Effects 7. The legacy ‘renaming’ of AE was done to keep all of Adobe’s major product versions in line: ie Flash CS3; Photoshop CS3; and After Effects CS3 (technically the 8th version) I hope this helps :)

  10. dave

    08. Jun, 2008

    hi mr.
    finally you back again, with couples of genius tutorial follow along which i like them all. by the way i write this to remind u about 3d tutorial that u promise to ur fans. its about 3d freeze frame with time remapping.
    bunch of thanks to u mr.