Creating 3D spinning world in Avid Media Composer


It’s easy to create a spinning 3D world
effect in Avid Media Composer. To create this effect, find at least 6 clips
with a duration of exactly 3:00 seconds each. Then highlight all your clips and drag them
directly to the timeline window. Move the playhead indicator to the front of
the sequence. Now navigate to the effects palette within
the Avid project window. Click on the blend category and find the 3D
warp effect. Drag the 3D warp effect to the first clip
segment in your sequence. Now click on the effect mode button. Navigate over to the Composer window and press
the zoom out or reduce button. Drag the video image off to the right side
of the visible picture area. Now move the playhead indicator to the end
of the clip segment. Now drag the video image off to the left side
of the screen. Zoom back into the Composer window when you’re
finished. Within the effects editor window, click on
the Show Keyframe Graphs button. Right click on the position track parameter
and change it from a spline based movement to linear. Save a copy of the effect by dragging the
effect icon from the upper left corner of the effects editor window into a bin window. Now, highlight the other clip segments in
your sequence by drawing a marquee lasso around them. Then, double click on the effect icon that
you’ve saved into your bin. Activate the timeline window and then use
the keyboard shortcut command Y to add a new video track. Move this monitor icon up to the V2 track. Now park exactly half way into the first clip,
which is exactly 1 second and 15 frames. Hold down the command key and drag the next
clip up and over to snap to the blue indicator. Then move the other clip segments into place. Okay, If you play the sequence, you can see
you’ve got a moving filmstrip. Press the Mark Clip button to mark in and
out points for the entire sequence. Then press the collapse button. Now navigate over to the effects palette and
click on the Xpress 3D category. Find the 3D ball effect and drag it onto the
nested track that’s on V1. Okay that’s it! Check it out. For other great tips like this or to enroll
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