7 Replies Latest reply on Apr 11, 2017 6:06 PM by Kevin-Monahan

    Create partial 3d head


      I want to create a 3d face with only the front and temple(spelling?) and put on a existing face. Are there any easy 2d to 3d "face only" apps you can export to ae/element 3d?


      Something like this.

        • 1. Re: Create partial 3d head
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Not at all. Sorry, you're talking about complex matchmoving here which is way beyond AE and Element 3D. Unless you really know your way around a 3D program and all the auxilliary apps like PFTrack or Syntheyes, then this is way beyond even remotely feasible.



          • 2. Re: Create partial 3d head
            FlashG0rdon Level 1

            Thanks for the reply maybe I'm making this more complicated than it really is.


            I know its silly but I want this picture to look more "3d" or wrap around the edge of the face when he turns his head. Nothing fancy and very ugly yes.



            • 3. Re: Create partial 3d head
              Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              You could use CC Cylinder to make it more rounded, but if you want to make it look like a 3d face, you're going to have to do a LOT more work by using depth slices, try to mess with it in Element 3d, or use a proper 3d software.

              • 4. Re: Create partial 3d head
                Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                First option - Change to the C4D renderer and apply a curve to the face layer - EZ and free but it will take a while to render


                FreeForm or FreeForm Pro from Mettle and a lot of homework figuring out distortion maps - probably what I would use


                Another option is to use the face image as a texture map on a 3D model in C4D Lite. this requires extensive knowledge of that app and it's included in AE and there are a lot of good tutorials available.


                Element 3D is another 3D app that would do the trick but personally I think it would be easier to integrate C4D lite and a face obj file than to use Element 3D.


                Last option - CC cylinder


                One more note. The project will be easier if you learn about motion stabilize so you can remove the camera move from the footage, then re-introduce it. I've got a tutorial on that technique if you want to give it a try.

                • 5. Re: Create partial 3d head
                  Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

                  As yet another alternative you can of course try to find a suitable pre-made anatomical head and import it in Element 3D, using your image as a texture. Otherwise it seems to me that this is more a job for warping the face into place using distortion filters and blending it in with feathered masks rather than actually using any 3D at all.



                  • 6. Re: Create partial 3d head
                    idar lettrem Level 1

                    Depending on your quality demands "intel realsence r200" +  their sdk  ( or "reconstructme" ) could be the answer.  But You'll need Element 3D in addition.

                    Easy work. ( in my opinion freeform pro leads to quite a lot of work in such a situation, not an expert though, but I've tried it )

                    • 7. Re: Create partial 3d head
                      Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

                      Hi FlashG0rdon,

                      How did you end up pulling off this effect? Did the advice from our experts assist you? Please let us know if we can further assist you.