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Tutorial: Create a 3D Scene from a Photo in After Effects

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Fake 3D using a photo with this After Effects tutorial.

Creating a fake 3D world from a still in After Effects is a very handy technique to know. Even if you never have to do this with a photo, you'll still want to understand how to set up this kind of faux 3D environment in After Effects to create depth using parallax. In this lesson Joey is going to break down everything you need to know to really sell the illusion of something being 3D in After Effects.  Check out the resources tab for the photo that Joey used in this lesson. You'll also find a very handy article from Greyscalegorilla about different camera focal lengths that you'll want to check out. 

Download the 3D scene from a photo project file for After Effects.

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