3D Montage Digital Albums

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by bigredmachine, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. bigredmachine macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I came across this the other day.

    Using After Effects, Sony Vegas, 3D Max they turn photos into a spectacular 3D digital albums.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4McJbJgzrQw

    http://www.magicpictures.com/

    Is there anything out there that does a similar job on the Apple side of things? Can FCP allow me to create something similar?

    Basically I want to go about creating wedding albums that are a bit more than the usual ken burns effect montage based executions.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Red
     
  2. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    that's a good question. i think motion can do some of these affects, but I haven't used it much. I've seen a few demos and tutorials and it looks great.

    I think a larger part of how great these look is the professional photos taken. If you're not shooting yourself, I have to wonder how good clients' photos will turn out?

    It's an interesting concept - part of me likes it, but part of me wonders how 'dated' the result will look in a few years. ie. kind of like how VHS done weddings from the 80s/90s look now with their cheesy graphics.

    This example does look like it might last over time, but i'm just wondering.

    The other issue is pricing:
    MagicPictures is 295 pounds for 20 photos and 13.50 pounds for every additional one. I understand the amount of work to be done would be extensive, but that is alot of coin. Your clients would have to be high end for sure I would think.
     
  3. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    I have done this successfully in after effects (30 day trial available)

    It basically involves cutting the important parts of the photo (normally a foreground, middle and background) and then creating a background around them so when they move there won't be a blank image but a continuation of the background behind them.

    For my first photo it took around an hour to do for a 8 second pan from low right to top right but the affect is good and I do have people wondering how I did it!
     
  4. anthemus macrumors regular

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  5. pprior macrumors 65816

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    it's called 2.5d.

    It's cool the first time you see it, and for the right project it can work, but I agree with the above that in a few years it will look cheesy, IMHO

    http://www.videomaker.com/article/13742/
     

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