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Zaxwerks 3D Flag
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- Import your elements into After Effects. You'll need a shirt with an alpha channel, a rope and a wooden clothes pin with an alpha channel and a background image or video. The shirt, clothespins and rope are provided in the project file. (I swapped out the Venice image for a generic sky effect in the download due to distribution rules about the photo. Venice photo via Stock.xchng).
- Create a large comp called "shirt on line". I made mine 900x480 and 5 seconds. Place the clothes line across the image near the top. If you use mine, you'll need to scale it quite a bit.. Add the shirt and place the clothes pin roughly where they belong and in order so that the clips are on top. The shirt will be placed between clothes line rope and the clothes pins.
- Apply Zaxwerks 3D Flag to the shirt. I set it up so the "Lock Edges" is set to top. I also used the Direction Preset set to Right and the Wind Speed Preset set to Lazy Variable.
Zaxwerks 3D Flag has a cool preview feature, too. Click the top Zaxwerks 3D Flag logo in the Effect Control Window that says Click for Preview.
A window opens that allows you to preview the effect on your image, on a solid or as a wire frame. Here is what our settings look like as a wire frame. Click the icons at the top that look like little spheres to change the view. Tweak anything that you like and then click "OK".
- Your shirt should be blowing gently in the wind. You'll probably need to scale and position your items, so do that now. I scaled the clothes pins to 80% and the rope to 45%, if you have not already done so. The shirt, once 3D Flag was applied, is smaller on screen, so I left the scale at 100%.
- Create a new composition called "Final Clothes LIne". (Comp > New Composition). I made mine 640x480 (yes, I know no one works at that size anymore!), 5 seconds.
- Drag your sky or background and the "Clothes on line" comp to "Final Clothes Line". If your background image is very large, leave it that way for now. Make both layers 3D by checking the Make 3D boxes.
- Now this is where things get a little confusing. We need to position the shirt on line in front of the background image. Select both layers. Tap the P key to bring up the position settings for the layer.
let's set the position of the background. If your background layer is very large, which is best, move the z position so that the number increases. My z position is set to 1319.8.
Next the shirt on line layer. I've set the z position so that the clothes line fits the full screen with a slight overlap on each side.
- Add a camera. Layer > New > Camera. I generally used the 35mm settings. If you're curious, this is what it should look like from a custom view:
- Set the view back to your camera, probably called Camera 1. I set keyframes for the Orientation, X Rotation and Zoom of the camera. The moves are VERY subtle. Compare the first frame:
And the last frame: