Parallax Animation Tutorial – How to Create 3D Live Photos

Parallax Animation Tutorial – How to Create 3D Live Photos


In this video, you’ll learn how to create
a simple parallax animation for your photo using SmartSHOW 3D. First, you’ll need to cut the subject from
the chosen photo and add it to a transparent background. You can make it in any image editor, for example,
Home Photo Studio (check out the link in the description below). Next, create a new project in SmartSHOW 3D,
and add the initial photo to the Storyboard. Click Edit Slide and stretch the picture to
get rid of the black borders. Click Add Layer to place the edited image
over the first layer. Resize it and carefully place over the subject. Change the slide and transition duration to
let the viewer take a good look at your parallax animation. Switch to the Animation tab to work with the
second photo with a transparent background. In Keyframe #1, make the girl in the picture
bigger by clicking the Magnifying Lens button. Don’t forget to place a larger image over
the initial one so that the viewer will see only one girl. Add Keyframe #2 closer to the end of the slide. Further increase the second edited photo and
reposition it on the slide. Move back to the Slide tab and click on the
initial image. Now, it’s time to set an animation effect
for this layer. Add a new keyframe and position it on the
timeline. Your animation of the background image should
play one second after the animation of the edited photo ends. Once again use the Magnifying Lens tool to
bring the field in the background closer. Make sure that the girl in the foreground
completely overlaps the girl in the background. Click the position arrows to move it right
or left, up and down. Let’s see our parallax animation in action. Click Play, and your photo will come to life! Want to make this animation even better? Click Add Layer>Highlights and Textures
and browse through the collection of ready-to-go effects. Choose the one you like and add it to the slide. Use a highlight to imitate sun rays. While on the Slide tab, use the green arrows
on the toolbar to send this highlight layer backwards and put it between two photo copies. That way you’ll achieve a more immersive effect. Switch to the Animation tab. In Keyframe #1, reduce the highlight opacity
and increase its size. Add Keyframe #2 and slightly move the mask
on the slide. Click Play and enjoy the result.

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