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Fundamentals of 3D Space

So far we have dealt with creating the illusion of 3D space while staying within a 2D environment. It’s time that we take a step into the third dimension. Working in 3D space brings a sense of depth and movement that can be difficult to achieve in a strictly two-dimensional world. Like anything, there are various degrees of complexity when working in 3D. In this chapter we will be dealing with movie clips that are defined in 3D space. We can think of these as two-dimensional planes that are living in a three-dimensional world. This will give us simpler expressions while providing a wealth of imagery to work with. We will work with more complex 3D shapes later.

This chapter is broken down into the basic concepts of 3D ...

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