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harikosaksi
01/28/2017
i have a common doubt in all the videos when u place 3d elements why do you track and keep a null object can u please tell me
Karen Freire
02/01/2017
The Null object is used just to place the track information of the scene. It is a transparent layer. The track information is used to place the element on the real environment.
NeNoLima
01/05/2017
isn't it possible to do it z depth using element 3d? I saw there're also fractured objects there too... so, why not to do just at AE?

Abraham Puello
10/27/2016
Hey guys excuse me, but there is someone here that help me to understand what i have to do with the Zpass render? 'cause i don't understand yet... please what i have to do with it?
Brandon
07/19/2016
Hey Andrew, in the opening portion at 00:22. How were you able to composite the 3d objects in front of Sam? Was Sam shot separately on a green screen?
Satria Pamudji
08/19/2016
Hey man, usually if the objects are in front of the person, no green screen is required, all you need is to just composite it in a layer on top of sam/the footage! If it was behind sam, then maybe yes, green screen would help haha! Hope that helps
carmen
04/15/2016
where can i get the smoke????
Naeem Samuel
09/16/2015
Please send me tutorial of how to make a fire on text and also send plugins of aftereffects cs3 & cs6
mahamud hassan
07/17/2015
i love video copilot
Angus
06/22/2015
why on earth don't they sell 3ds max as a program anymore? now it costs 120 bucks a month for a subscription, trying to get rid of hobbyists
Sawyer
06/16/2015
Hey good tutorial. I also combined it with the greyscale gorilla tutorial https://vimeo.com/68728876 to experiment with the new CC after effects that includes cinema 4D. I found that by using the AE camera lens blur effect and setting blur map to your depth pass layer, you can apply a depth of field to your 3d objects that matches your shot. For example in the project file for this tutorial, there are some out of focus elements in the foreground, so by exporting the 3d track data to C4D, you can build a 3d scene where you can add objects to the parking garage complete with depth of field.
Martin Douglass
04/25/2015
I am trying to do a Z Depth on a 3D skull and it disappears when I do the Z Depth. Thoughts?
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133. Depth Compositing
• Use a Z-pass render to combine 2D stock footage
• Use most 3D programs like 3D max, C4D & even Element 3D
Posted on Sep 06, 2012
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