On Aug 12, Video Copilot released a new and free After Effects Script ‘3D Pre-Compose‘. Every time when you are working with pre-composed layers, you have to manually create a copy of camera and lights inside those pre-comps.
Therefore Andrew Kramer and his team at Video Copilot released a Script that will do the job automatically for you.
The 3D Pre-Compose Script makes it easy to pre-compose 3D-aware layers by automatically copying all cameras & lights into the new comp with linked expressions.
Andrew announced this free After Effects Script on July 30, 2014 on twitter.
Did you ever Pre-Compose a 3D aware layer and forget to copy the camera & lights too? AHHH! 3D Pre-Compose is coming! pic.twitter.com/NitFSrzWqz
— Andrew Kramer (@videocopilot) July 31, 2014
Finally on August 12, 2014, 3D Pre-Compose was released along with an in-depth tutorial video.
According to the response given by the users of this script, 3D Pre-Compose is meant to solve one of the most common problem faced by After Effects users.
Key Features of 3D Pre-Compose
- Create displacement maps out of 3D aware layers.
- Isolate 3D layers for different lighting setups in the same scene.
- Disable Depth Of Field for certain layers.
- Lens Flare obscuration maps in 3D: For Element 3d & Particular, etc.
- Apply 2D effects to a 3D layer in screen space.
Download 3D Pre-Compose now and watch this tutorial by Andrew Kramer to learn more about the usability of this free After Effects Script.