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Animate in 3D Space

Apr 24, 2013 6:51 AM

Okay, so I created a butterfly in Illustrator and then animated the wings in After Effects.

 

Now I want to animate the animated butterfly in 3D space. I want the butterfly starting in the distance and flying closer to screen. I have watched several tutorials on the web but just can't quite see where I'm going wrong.

 

This is what I've tried:

 

I've created a new comp and added the 3D Butterfly composition to the timeline, changed to 2 view and viewing from the right then make it a 3D layer and instantly the image dissapears and all I can see is the Z, Y, X axis. I try moving the x, y, z axis to push it back away from the camera but in the front view it simply pushes it completely off screen.

 

I am hoping there is a step I am missing but have now spend hours trying to work it out.

 

Please help.

 
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    Apr 24, 2013 6:11 AM   in reply to Curly12378

    The custom views, Front, Back, Top, Left, Right and Custom View 1 - 3 are only intended as helpful views to help you  set up you 3D space. You cannot render to these views. You can only render to the active camera. Take a look at this thread and try downloading te project file.

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/message/5046619#5046619

     
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