We are trying to create a movie with a roving drone. The movie is being created in FCP; and edited in after effects. Beacause we are only doing this for a school project we do not want to pay for any models. My question: Are we able to import .MAX, .3DS or .OBJ's into after effects to include in the final cut?
What is the native file extension for 3D objects in AE? Also I've heard that the 3d invigorator plugin may allow me to bring in objects, but have read otherwise.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
There are no 3D objects in AE. Your only option within the Adobe suites goes: OBJ/3DS/Collada (DAE) --> Photoshop Extended --> Save 3D PSD --> Import 3D PSD in AE - with not so minor limitations. For everything else, just conventionally work in your 3D program and render the footage to composite over your background plates.
Mylenium is right. Here's more information.
Thanks so much to the both of you...we actually figured this out about 5 minutes ago but at least you've confirmed its our only option. Thanks again