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How to Cheat in After Effects, 2nd Edition by Chad Perkins

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33D Objects

 

TURNING A 2D LAYER INTO A 3D LAYER COULDN'T BE ANY EASIER — just check the 3D Layer checkbox in the Timeline panel. Cake. Anyone can do that.

But what we're going to examine in this chapter is a load of tricks and features in After Effects to create 3D objects, including some unconventional ones. And of course, we'll look at the native ability (introduced in CS6) to make extruded 3D objects. After going through the tips in this chapter, you will no doubt be able to create more thrilling 3D objects and environments in your future After Effects projects. Also be aware that in Chapter 10, we'll be looking at the absolute revolution ...

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