Animating between a 2D and 3D view.


#1

Hi, I’m working on a simple 3d scene (below). As part of the animation I liked to move from a flat image (1) to a 3d image (2), with a small camera movement to move from a front on view to the side slightly to emphasise the created depth.

Image 1 is the FRONT view. Image 2 is the CAMERA view with it pretty close to head on, I can get it a little closer but obviously not flat looking.

Is there a way to use a camera to move between these two views. Maybe putting the camera far away and zooming in to try and flatten the image… Or do I need to animate it in on the page?


2.

Thanks for any help.


#2

You’ll need to animate the camera’s focal length to something higher(150mm for example) to achieve the flat look and then lower going to the “3d” view(35mm-50mm for example). That will require you to move your camera further away and closer to compensate for the focal change, it may cause a bit of a vertigo effect, but you make the focal change minor, you won’t notice it quite as much as you won’t have to move the camera as far. Hope that makes sense.


#3

Thanks Remi.

In the end I just animated it by flattening everything then key-framing an increase in scale. I might go back and try your in camera suggestion though to see what the difference in end results is.