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3dsMax plane into After Effects
show user profile  chretzli

I'd like to transfer a plane object from my 3dsMax scene into my After Effects composition. The position and orientation should be exactly the same.

I can easily transfer the camera by using the RPF format.
How about geometry coordinates? Is there any way to get it to work without plugins?

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2/23/2012 1:54:01 PM (last edit: 2/23/2012 1:54:01 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
The new Autodesk subscription 'layer state' upgrade offers this functionality.

The only other way is MAX2AE by BoomerLabs.

edit: OOPs....."without plugins" There is not.

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2/23/2012 2:06:16 PM (last edit: 2/23/2012 2:06:41 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Only other thing you could do is possibly create a camera at the exact same position/orientation as the plane, import into AE via RPF and then create a plane inside AE and position it identically to the camera..

Not sure if that`d work worth a try.

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2/23/2012 2:10:39 PM (last edit: 2/23/2012 2:10:39 PM)
show user profile  chretzli
Thx guys,

I already tried the RPF camera method, it just did not work. It was close but at the end the 3d layer's position didn't match the rendered plane's position precisely and i couldn't find the reason.

I do own the boomerlabs max2AE tool but I remember it being awkward to use when I tried it earlier. Trying it again now.. if not. I won't get around tracking it in AFX, which is the least convenient method, because my ocean plane is larger than the camera angle so i won't be able to get the right size.
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2/23/2012 3:13:41 PM (last edit: 2/23/2012 3:13:41 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Max2AE is THE tool for doing this and is used by a ton of studios.
I't may take you a bit to sort it all,.....but it is truly awesome.
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2/23/2012 4:47:53 PM (last edit: 2/23/2012 4:47:53 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
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2/23/2012 5:08:50 PM (last edit: 2/23/2012 5:08:50 PM)
show user profile  chretzli
cool stuff, especially the last part is impressive, unfortunally i still have to operate with 3daMax2011..
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2/23/2012 6:50:50 PM (last edit: 2/23/2012 6:50:50 PM)
show user profile  ccampbell
Max2AE rocks! cheap too!

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2/24/2012 7:07:31 AM (last edit: 2/24/2012 7:07:31 AM)
show user profile  donvella
I heard they were suppose to put Max2AE in SP2 for 2012? This states manager looks simialr to RPM + max2AE. have to check it out when i got time.

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2/24/2012 7:49:50 AM (last edit: 2/24/2012 7:52:02 AM)
show user profile  chretzli
yes, working now, this tool is splendid indeed.
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2/24/2012 6:34:02 PM (last edit: 2/24/2012 6:34:02 PM)
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