46. Virtual 3D Photos
• Turn a 2D picture into a 3D virtual scene
• Create a clean plate and composite elements
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Sep 10, 2007
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448 Responses to "Virtual 3D Photos"
Terry King
03/21/2014
Just had an idea about using the "3D" effect for my panoramic class pictures. How hard would it be to apply this effect if there really is no background? This would be awesome for my student clients, any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Terry
marianobemol
11/27/2013
thanks !
Amina
11/21/2013
I come to this site knowing I can depend on two things: I will learn some cool new thing about AE, and I'll enjoy every second of it. Thanks Andrew! For great injecting humor into great tutorials!
Vivek
07/16/2013
Hey Thanks Andrew U always inspire me to do something new.
3xmedia
05/31/2013
Thanks Andrew, you're the best!

I have a question about a problem i've never experienced before in AE. When i've finished this tut and rendered it to a vid (avi, h264 etc), i only see a black screen...

Never had this before, so waht's wrong?
I've only added the camera to the psd layers in my comp (as in this tut).
Can anyone help me?
raqeeb
06/16/2013
does ae crash when you render or what
AS
05/08/2013
Congrats! thanks for videos.
MacNiles
02/14/2013
Very usefull as always !!! I was experimenting with the mesh warp effect to close the gaps but clone stamp in PS is indd way more effective...

grtz!
FBN
10/05/2012
Congratoulations for your girl..!!!!
Nathan
09/03/2012
Oh! happy birthday to your little girl!
Cintia
07/31/2012
Great!! Love it, txs!!
blink creations
07/31/2012
Hey Andrew, You never have to apoligize after all the stuff you given this community. Plus showing ALL the work you do, helps understand how you do stuff. Appreciate ya bro!
paras730
07/30/2012
i know i m too late but congrats andrew i know it today :/
paras730
07/30/2012
i know i m too late but congrats andrew i know it today :/
Sohrab
07/20/2012
Cong. for you baby Andrew!
you are the best Andrew!
I like u Andrew!
good luck Andrew!
MjKadz
05/10/2012
*Congrats* for ur new baby
I will say ur *GREAT*
Sandeep Singh
04/26/2012
First of all congrats buddy for little angel cames in ur home....I am very happy for u, an i always likes ur tutorials u have such a great talent...
Martin
04/21/2012
lol i really love your tuts. they are very helpful and they teached me a LOT!
Jonathan
03/11/2012
Thanks Andrew, these tutorials are great. I really appreciate the knowledge and insight you share on such technical matter.
Ondray
02/23/2012
When I bring my PS layers in they are on one frame long. How do I change that, to make it longer?
Matthew Hard
01/09/2012
How do you make the camera zoom in in after effects, and how do you set the key frame after you have done what you wanted the camera to do?
Ah_S
02/04/2012
How do you make the camera zoom in in after effects
-after u make a new camera ,u choose the camera tool next to the text tool and use the three mouse buttons(the left,the right and the one between them)to adjust the camera position by clicking and holding 1 of them(depends on what u wanna change)....
how do you set the key frame after you have done what you wanted the camera to do?
-firstly,u gotta click the clock shape next to the property u wanna make a key frame to and then u'll find key frame shape next to the property.click it to set a new key frame
Dada
12/28/2011
Ndkdkdn
Ahmad
12/27/2011
Hello !
dRiPz1091
11/29/2011
Great tutorial its great because its using two softwares from adobe!
freakyone98
11/10/2011
Could I do that picture editing in something else than photoshop?
Cantolga
10/17/2011
I do not understand which key you press in the time " 11:02 " which key you used to open the "Point of Interest" ??

I only know the "P" key to open the "Position"
LOL
03/23/2012
First click P to open position, then hold shift and hit the A to open Point of Interest.
BREZO
10/12/2011
yo man Andrew you're the best daddy ever.
Nicco
10/01/2011
While having my headphones in, I could hear a woman and a baby in the background. lol
Tobi
09/28/2011
just brilliant! i think ive found my new aae knowledgebase :)
Stephen Mertens
09/16/2011
Awesome tutorial. I saw this effect on a documentary I was watching on the History Channel and have been searching for the method. Thanks so much for sharing!
Chris
09/13/2011
Hey,
Just want to say that i really love your tutorials!

You have a pretty voice and a neet skill to learn stuff away. Thanks alot


Best regards from Norway
Deava
08/27/2011
Hi Andrew... Congrads for your baby girl.
All ur Tuts are really so helpful. Actual im intrested to choose this as my profession but for now its my hobby n u r like God guidin me around this journey of mine....

Thanks a lot Andrew....
Kushal R
08/03/2011
hey hi andrew, i want ur help. i have got a project in college... so i have decided to make it in "red and blue 3d anaglaph." but i dont know how to make ti, so pls help me..to finish my project..the time limit is 3 months....so can u make a tutorial on red and blue 3d anaglaph. i want that effect on image and on video.......plsssssss help me ANDREW. C
kushal rathod
08/03/2011
hey andrew, i have got a project, so i decided to make that project in red and blue 3d anglaph....but i dont know how to make... So pls i want ur help . can u make a video tutorial for me pls its very imp project 4 me.... i want the 3d anaglaph effect on image and on video....so pls help me......dude.
Zack
07/15/2011
This was the best After Effect Lesson on 3D I've ever seen. Outstanding work.
Nicholas
07/07/2011
Dear Andrew,

I wanted to send you a private email, but I figured this would be the best way of contacting you without seeming like a creeper.

My message is simple: you're tutorials and teaching methodology are fantastic. You break down the elements (no pun intended) into digestible parts, you explain the 'why' of each step in regards to the overall whole with clarity and consistency. And the fact that you offer all these tutorials in such depth for free really speaks of the kind of character you have. You are a expert professional, and you have my upmost admiration and gratitude for the work you do.

Thank you.

Nicholas - from Canada.
Trey T.
09/22/2011
My sentiments exactly. Couldn't have said it better. Andrew, you are an amazing person and I thank you.
lauro2220
06/16/2011
GRACIAS AMIGOS , HE APRENDIDO MUCHO CON USTEDES.

SALUDOS DE CHILE
Michele Affronte
06/07/2011
I am only 3 minutes and 20 seconds into this video and I'm laughing my butt off.

I love your tutorials. Thank you for so much for your generosity. :)

Michele
Josef
05/09/2011
Is there a way you can make this into a 3d video for youtube?
Fertogo
06/02/2011
No, you need to angles do make it true 3D
Zein
05/07/2011
Hey
it's Absolutely free tutorial
Fantastic

From Indonesia
bennie
04/22/2011
Well done !
WZ
04/21/2011
it's exactly what I want! Great lesson!
arman
04/04/2011
thank you ANDREW KRAMER! you're great!
noobGary
03/26/2011
thanks a lot,it's the greatest i've ever seen
kordza
03/11/2011
hey congrats !!!
Miranda
03/07/2011
Dude! Really helpful and funny tutorials. Thank you for making these free tutorials available. I'm just getting into motion graphics, and I can hardly contain myself, it's so much fun. AE is so easy to use, and intuitive. Keep em coming, and congrats on the birth of your little girl.
Dennis
03/07/2011
Andrew K. You are legend my friend. I'm a big fan , great tutorials. I'm using CS5 so a few difs but was able to figure and a accomplish. Godbless!
Paolo
03/03/2011
Thanx Andrew
Jono
02/23/2011
Brilliant.. thanks
klesh
02/26/2011
simply software the best
mihaimcm
02/12/2011
10 min is just explications and photoshop 2 min are after effects and 1 min is just talk about after effects but i love it!!!XD
lol
02/14/2011
LOL
Sarsour
02/12/2011
AHAHAH , "soo much more to life and don't wanna waste a minute of it" *plays minesweeper* man you hilarious...
indiana
02/09/2011
very awesome man.. this is great stuff
Henno
02/05/2011
Awesome tutorial! I totally lost it at the minesweeper part :D
Hassan Zia
02/03/2011
U rock man!
francisco gaspar
02/02/2011
excelente tutorial. Gostei.
AL
01/02/2011
awesome tutorial..helped a lot in my project
rebel
12/26/2010
God Bless u dude, in a world where everyone is pay me pay me to give knowledge, u give it out for free, thanks so much bro for sharing, i am going to sit here and view every single tutorial and become an AE expert,
bob paul guthrie
12/26/2010
fix it for me
Du'Wayne
12/13/2010
looooooooooooool wooooooooooow.........."im sorry bcos im usin after effects i shud stay in there an not go into photoshop........anyway im gonna go over into photoshop" ur funni, i mite just start watchin your vids instead of familyguy

you should do a tutorial for the other guys effect
Evelyn
12/11/2010
I was like WTF the first few moments and like LOL, love your style lol lol. PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Andrew Kramer :) lovely information funn to watch.
drew@cox.net
12/07/2010
hey dude, thanks for the tutorial. helped alot.i eat babies though....
Michael
12/07/2010
Hey andrew i swear if you wasn't a so smart n AE you could be a great comedian. lmao your funny as hell i swear thats one reason i love to watch these videos . GREAT JOB KEEP IT UP!
bre
12/02/2010
this really didn't do me much good! /:< i had to do this and it was due 4 days lated in my media productions class. I got so frusterated with the damn thing!! and i wanted to throw my phone at the computer!!! /:<<< makre sure you explain wityh more detail next time please!
danilo
11/22/2010
hello,,
very good tutorial,..just have a question..if you please can tell me how can I save my proyect in after effect, once done,,and best quality,,the thing is that I make pictures slideshow,,using power director,,with music background,,and everything ,,transitions etc,,...
cause I don't know how to export ,or import from power director,...so I can play it on the time line,,and after all my proyect is done in power director ,I burn it on dvd for playback on dvd player
if you are so kind and take the moment to tell me if is possible,,I will appreciated,..very much

thanks again,,
danilo
jonathan
11/09/2010
Hello Andrew

I see your tutorial virtual photo 3d, in the begining there is a project "nadaku". I would like to make the same thing. I tried to make this with one of my photo, but it's no good.

Could you help me, send me the project and try to understand or anything else

Excuse me for my english

Thank you. Jonathan
JamesWales
10/28/2010
Dude your funny as hell
Mere Fizi
10/15/2010
Greetings from Albania. there is no doubts, U are the One. I don't know why my PC, quad core with Nvidia geforce GTS 250 and 4 Gb of ram is a bit slow at AE CS3. so, after trying many times watching your tutorials, I thing to quit with AE.this one tutorial for example, I have done with premiere pro, or freezing time as well. I would like to see a blowing flower effect tutorial, I realised it with particle illusion but there is no option to create a virtual camera, if you have any sugestion for me I would appreciate your help very much. thanx in advance Mere Fizi from Albania (sorry for my English)
sachin
09/19/2010
Hi Andrew, Reviewing your tutorial for the 3D picture. However, I haven't used AE much and currently I have CS3. I'm having tough time moving the layers onto their Z axis to and fro. Is there something to do with my sys ram? or is it to do with CS3? the layer either stays there or disappears completely when I move it on its Z axis. Please help.

Thanks in advance.
Aaron
09/04/2010
Awesome tutorial, thank you! Just caught on this tutorial that your daughters birthday was sept. 2nd, so happy belated to your daughter! she has an awesome father!
Thanks again
Evan
09/03/2010
the 3d in this i think looks to much like paper, good but it could be better. By any chance could you do one that's more three dimensional? so that way it wouldn't look like paper at different distances. great tutorial by the way!!
Sunny
09/02/2010
Happy Birthday To Andrew’s Baby Girl (What is her name?)… Actually I’m one day late from the original time…
waqar
08/23/2010
helloo i hope u will be fine and cungrats for your baby !!m u r fannnnn
Rory Crilly
08/23/2010
Just used your 2d photo to 3d tutorial, was easy to understand and it saved the day on a project i ahve to hand in, thumbs up. I've used AE only a few times in the past but am going to be using it alot more after visiting this site great work.
AM
08/23/2010
Awesome u r da besTTTTTTT animatoRRR
Stan
08/07/2010
ty i couldnt rememeber how to do this to save my life your video was a big help
ssttrriipp
07/15/2010
greatings from rusia
Mohammed
07/14/2010
always wish you luck, and congratulation for baby born...
Uvindu Chandrasiri
07/10/2010
U guys are doing a great job keep it up
Ahk
06/25/2010
Andrew Kramer AKA THE MAGNIFICENT.

I really appreciate your work Big Homie!!
Never mind them haterz. I enjoy that you demonstrate things in photoshop and AE or whatever. ITS ALL GREAT INFORMATION!!!!

Thanks Again.
Alex Loy
06/24/2010
Hey, I was just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on how to reduce image flicker and aliasing with this technique. I did something using 4 high-res photos of people, but my editor is complaining about all the flickering. He suggests I scale down the pictures in photoshop to a smaller size instead of importing the full-size ones into AE. Does anyone have any thoughts on this issue? Thanks.
RJ Bond
05/29/2010
Great work on the volcano footage! Nothing but respect here. You have been a great help for me on some visual FX I was stuck on without money to pay a pro to do. Have you thougth about a tutorial on a shatter effect negative so that it looks like the ground is falling out?

Again, really love and respect the work!
Nationwidefilms.com
05/20/2010
Wow now i know how they did that movie WANTED.
Wow i am going to use this effect as much as i can in my new movie. THANK YOU......
YOU ARE THE BEST.

Francisco
05/14/2010
Hello Andrew, just wanted to say thanks cause you don't know how much u help me in all you tutorials. i will be looking forward to order some of your DVD'S and also see if i can download them straight away from thewebsite ;). thanks again.
meslem yacine
05/03/2010
hey andrew what's up i see your tutorials ,wow u are the best of all the best im fro algeria i can't believe it one day if i find some one like u beliieve me my friend u are the angel thank you and god bless u
Frederico
04/15/2010
Andrew, i dont know how to thank you for this great tutorial... It helped me allot... tks man
Nelson
04/04/2010
My favorite feature of every video is your voice. My second favorite is your humour. Neither waver in quality. Keep it up!
Michael
03/11/2010
I am new to AE, I am the kind of person that finds the special features on a DVD more interesting than the film.
These are the greatest most interesting tutorials.
Just wanted to say Thank you.



essammahdy
02/26/2010
Hi . I am from Egypt . and i am starting my career in the graphic filed . and your name appeared as one of the best trainers on the web . and realy you r . thx for that amazing tutorials ..all r really helpfull . essam
mohammad
02/16/2010
hi, andrew i would like to say u r just 8th wonder of the world, u r genius and an animation guru, i get so much knowledge and confidence from ur tutorial. i wan to see more from u, and want to know what motivates you, if by any chance can i speak with you.
thanx for ur all tutorial
Dick Martin
02/15/2010
Very good tutorial. I'm a senior citizen. I was a Videographer and Editor as well as doing special effects, what w/my unlimited imagination..I can't afford AE, unless you know where I could get it very reasonable. What I did learn from your tutorial is how to do something w/Photo Shop, which I've been trying to learn. I have Photoshop 6. Am I able to do what you did w/my version 6 ? I do have Boris 9 which I'm having a terrible time learning and I can't find anyone or place that even sells a DVD tutorial, not even Boris. Anyway,Regards Dick in MD 410 705-1839 Have a great day. Still learning at 74 !!!!!!
Nasser Dajani
02/03/2010
Thank You Andrew Kramer For These AWESOME TUTORIALS THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST THANK U. U Helped me alot when i didnt even know how to open after effects :D But Now Im A Pro Thanks To You :D !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Greetings from middle east
Opique
02/02/2010
hi Andrew....guess what I'm from Indonesia, and really enjoy your stuff and tutorials...

can't wait to see more from you..
terima kasih (it means thank you)
altaf
01/02/2010
amazing what else could be said!
Thomas
12/24/2009
Great tutorial and i was born on september 2nd also
san
12/19/2009
you guys rock. thanks guys
Oscar Waks
12/15/2009
very few people will offer their knowledge to others for free. Even the billionaires we have in this world cannot give their knowledge or secrets for free because if they do that, they wont be that rich. Andrew you are champ. Come to Kenya and I will marshall all the youth to vote for your presidency so that you will be the first white american to rule Kenya just like Obama is the first kenyan to lead America. keep up and continue posting us with more free stuff and when we graduate to your level and start making cash, we gonna buy your stuff. I just want to be a quarter of your knowledge and expertise and I will be top in my country.chaoooo. Oscar W.O. from Kenya......
Oscar Waks
12/15/2009
You are a true genious. You know much and have given much back to the society. May the Almmighty give you many happy years on planet earth. A question: what are your computer specs and the camera you are using to shoot your work. Please follow me on facebook(Wakuloba Oscar).....I am building myself slowly by slowly to become a great film and animation guy and I believe your tutorials will go a long way in helping me do that and though I have some few financial hitches,I know I will make it one day. Please post more tutorials(free) please for guys like us. U never know one day we gonna meet and do a great project together and I will give you most of the cash.....Be blessed.Oscar Waks....
Carolina
11/28/2009
Hey Andrew! I recently bumped into your website and is absolutely delightful! I have learned so much so quickly and I have actually had some fun. Thank you so much, all your tutorials are so sweet. Your baby girl must be talking by now, how awesome!
Hey, I wanted to let you know about my Spiritual Master Meher Baba. He died in 1969 but there's lot you can read and learn about him. His "teachings" have really transformed my life and made me so much happier, maybe you will like him too...He actually declared he was GOD in human form; let's see if that awakens your curiosity: http://www.MeherCenter.org/meherbaba/universal.html
There's actually a spiritual center in Mirtle Beach.
You should go and visit with your family.!
All my blessings!

Carolina
(From Australia and Colombia, South America )

WILLIAM GOEZ
11/11/2009
HEY ANDREW, WHATS UP??? I`M FROM COMLOMBIA AND MY ENGLISH IT`S NO SO GOOD, BUT I WANNA TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE SO AMAZING. 3 MONTHS AGO, I DIDN`T KNOW NOTHIG OF THIS PROGRAM.... AND NOW I`M EQUAL THAN BEFORE, BUT... I WANT TO KNOW MORE, AND MORE, AND MORE, AND MORE, AND MORE, AND MORE ETC, ETC ETC....................................................................................................
THANKS TO YOU...
I WANT TE ACTION ESSENTIALS 2, BUT I DONT KNOW HOW TO ORDER.

I WOULD LIKE THAT YOU ANSWER ME, AND TELL ME IF IN TEHE BIGGININS, IT WAS SO HARD?
ANSWER ME TO MY MAIL.
REGARD FROM COMOLOMBIA AND EXCUSE ME FOR MY FATAL, FATAL ENGLISH
Bren Peterson
11/03/2009
I should have watched this before trying to figure it out by myself.

But i got it. Ha.
Thanks for the help on cleaning it up
Mico
11/02/2009
man that what awsome. I cannot say anything. like anything... anything.. anything... anything..
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