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3-D Object Movies

A few 3-D programs come with prescripted cameras that render all the frames needed for an object movie. There is a problem with these cameras when it comes to object movies for the Web, however—most of them render a fine resolution of columns and rows, spacing each rendering very close to the preceding one, which results in a huge number of frames. This situation is simply unacceptable for the Web, because doubling the number of clicks in both directions quadruples the resulting number of frames and the size of the movie.

Fortunately, creating your own object-movie rig in most reasonably powerful 3-D animation systems is fairly simple. You need a 3-D program that supports an animatable camera with numerical positioning, rotation adjustments, and hierarchical linking. Cross-platform examples of such programs are Strata StudioPro, LightWave 3D, Ray Dream Studio, Cinema 4D, Hash Animation Master, and Extreme 3D.


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