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How to animate Dimension models

Participant ,
May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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Hello,

How can I animate a 3D model that I created in Dimension? I would like to be able to record camera movements of my rendered model.

After Effects and Animate don't seem to import Dimension models, and I can't think of any other Adobe apps that I could use...

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May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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Hello, you can't in Dimension but you can do that with AE, depend of your model, if you export the model as an obj file.

If it's a character you need to have the T model, and export to Mixamo to set the movement and assign an animation.

https://www.mixamo.com

 

But if you can show us the model and explain a little more about it maybe we can find a solution 😉

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May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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I exported as obj from Dimension, got an obj file, but After Effets can't open it (doesn't recognize .obj), tells me there's an 'error'.

Arengu_0-1653057828034.png

My model is a jetpack (attached) that I'd like to get a video of.

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May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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Hello, your is an SKP not an obj. you need to have an Obj file but (AE don't import OBJ) the best way is to open with C4D lite from After effects and made your animation Or set the camera you want in Dimension but i think it can be very long to do !!!

Or with a plugin for AE like Element (videocopilot), trapcode ...
Tell us what is your best path?

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May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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I know that the model I sent you is an skp, I should have sent this dimension file I suppose. Cinema 4D is not an option (technical issues), but the plugin ideas sound interesting.

I'd previously tried saving lots of camera views of my object, each view slightly turned in the way I wanted, and then rendering all those and exporting them into Premiere to make a rather short video, but I was wondering whether there was a more straight-forward way than that.

Due to technical limitations, I can't install/access any other apps than the Adobe ones, thanks anyway Ussnorway. And by the way I'm on Windows, so I guess that only limits my options even more.

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May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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Obj is in fact a standard... read as wavefront Obj but what Dimension exports is not

 in other words not all Obj files are the same because software sellers tend to make their own version which then doesn't work with anyone elses

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LEGEND ,
May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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If you have Windows systems then the best option is Iclone with Real or Blender being free tools for people learning

 

Mac users can get good results from Unity if they are willing to put effort into the learning curve.

Adobe makes software aimed for Mac so only has limited 3D and 4D options

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