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Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, 5th Edition by Trish Meyer, Chris Meyer

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14 Cameras

Get new perspective on your 3D layers by placing cameras around them

After Effects allows artists to decide just how much complexity they want to deal with in 3D space. You don’t have to manage cameras and lights if you don’t want to; each composition already has default versions of them. However, creating and animating your own cameras gives you much more creative control, including altering the sense of perspective, cutting between different views of the same set of layers, or re-creating an actual camera’s parameters to match your graphics into a real scene.

Cameras are used to view 3D layers in a composition. Footage courtesy Artbeats/Industry: Gears & Machines; sidwalk texture courtesy Artbeats/City Surfaces.

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