After Effects tutorial: Animate 3D camera moves

Step 6 Repeat this process for the other planes in your image. If necessary, add masks to your solids to create smaller planes. Once you’ve created an open box covering all parts of the image, turn off the grid effect on all the solids. Set the material options for each solid to Accept Lights: Off.

Step 7 You can now move your camera using the camera tools and observe your scene in a pseudo-3D environment. While you can’t do everything you would with a true 3D scene, there’s enough scope to move your camera around and create crane shots, in particular.

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