Setting Up Multiplanes
You can setup your elements as a multiplane to create a parallax effect when moving your camera. You simply need to spread and scale the objects on the Z-axis.
Using the Depth View mode can also be a useful tool when setting up multiplanes, see—Using the Depth View Mode.
- In the Tools toolbar, select the Rotate View tool.
- Click in the view, and drag the cursor around to rotate the view or press and hold Ctrl + Alt (Windows/Linux) or ⌘ + Alt (Mac OS X) and click and drag to rotate the view one axis at a time.
- To maintain the visual scale in the Camera view as you move your element, do one of the following:
- In the Advanced Animation toolbar, select the Maintain Size tool.
- From the top menu, select Animation > Tools > Maintain Size.
- Press Alt + 6.
- In the Side or Top view, select one of the layers in the thumbnails section. You can also select a layer from the Timeline view.
The selected layer is highlighted in the Top, Side and Camera views.
- Drag the layer to the correct depth position in the camera cone. Your element aspect will remain the same in the Camera view.
- For your element to scale up or down in relation to their distance to the camera, do one of the following:
- In the Tools toolbar, select the Transform tool. Make sure the Peg Selection Mode option is disabled in the Tool Properties view.
- In the Advanced Animation toolbar, select the Transl
ate tool and select a layer from the thumbnails section of the Top or Side view.
- Select a layer from the Timeline view.
The selected layer is highlighted in the camera cone.
- In the Top view, drag the element sideways to position it horizontally. Hold Shift while dragging the element to make sure it only moves along the X-axis.
- In the Side view, drag the selected element up or down to position it vertically. Hold Shift while dragging the element to make sure it only moves along the Y-axis.