Test: Integrating Maya Camera in After Effects

Posted on Thursday, 7 May 2009
3D Tracking & CG Integration Test
2D Image Based Animation / Virtual 3D (2003)

Integrating Maya Camera in After Effects

Tonight I have learned how to import a Maya exported .ma file into After Effects; and then use the Maya camera as a new composition. Further; I learned to create a Null object in Maya; that can then be used as a reference to replace with a layer in After Effects; in this case my own photo of some fruit. I could then experiment by creating some fly-by images in the simplistic 3D test scene where the layers match the Maya camera movement. The background was rendered in 3D; the flying images were created and animated in After Effects. Now I need to explore this technique further another day; but right now its bedtime. I hope this will help you try this technique on your own!

3D Tracking & CG Integration Test
2D Image Based Animation / Virtual 3D (2003)

Anders is the Founder and Owner at Sundstedt Animation, where he creates handcrafted animated explainer videos, music videos and whiteboard videos. He lives in Glasgow, Scotland and enjoys film and photography. You can follow him on LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter.

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