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Apple Pro Training Series Motion 3 by Tony Huet, Bryce Button, Mark Spencer, Damian Allen

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Chapter 3. The Third Dimension

Lesson Files

Motion3_Book_Files > Lessons > Lesson_03

Media

Motion3_Book_Files > Media > Lesson_03

Time

This lesson takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Goals

Convert a group from 2D to 3D

 

Understand 3D space

 

Use the Heads Up Display to manipulate 3D objects

 

Manipulate layers using onscreen controls

When most people think about 3D computer graphics, the character-animation wizardry of Pixar and other studios comes to mind. In fact, 3D also plays a major role in modern motion graphics, and most motion design exhibits a basic sense of depth.

The problem with 3D animation is that it traditionally requires a minor in theoretical mathematics, and a doctorate in fractal geometry wouldn’t go to waste.

The fundamental issue ...

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