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Adobe® After Effects® 7.0 Classroom in a Book® by Adobe Creative Team

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Chapter 9. Building and Animating a 3D Object

Building and Animating a 3D Object

By clicking a single switch in the Timeline panel in After Effects, you can turn a 2D layer into a 3D layer, opening up a whole new world of creative possibilities.

Lesson overview

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In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

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Create a 3D shape from a solid layer.

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Animate shapes in three dimensions.

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Look at a 3D scene from multiple views.

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Apply the Grid effect to add depth perspective.

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Control the way a layer animates by moving its anchor point.

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