Simple 3D Effect


Rated 4.75 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)
  • Give Video & Text a 3D Spin
  • Apply as an Effect in Final Cut Pro X
  • Manipulate Images in X, Y and Z
  • Change Position and Scale
  • Animate with Keyframes



How to use the Free Simple 3D Effect Plugin

After installing, follow these steps to apply the Simple 3D effect in the Final Cut Pro X timeline:

Edit video or a generator into the Primary Storyline to be used as the background image. Connect the video you want to use for the PIP image above the clip in the Primary Storyline. You can also apply the Basic 3D effect to any clip in the Primary Storyline.


With the connected clip selected, press command-5 to reveal the Media Browser and click the effects button on the toolbar. The Picture in Picture effect is located in the Custom theme area. Double-click the effect to apply it to the connected clip.


With the connected clip still selected, press Command-4 to reveal the Inspector. The parameter controls for altering the effect appear under the gray bar labeled “RT Simple 3D”.


As you can see in the screenshot above, the Simple 3D effect allows you to manipulate the image along the X, Y and Z planes. You can also change the image position, scale, anchor point, and even add a drop shadow. Also, most of the parameters can be keyframed.

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About the Author:

Steve Martin and Mark Spencer
Steve Martin is the creative force behind Ripple Training and has been using and teaching Final Cut Pro since 1999. Since Final Cut Pro's introduction, he has introduced thousands of people to Final Cut Pro through his classes, workshops and training products. He has consulted and/or trained for Apple, Adobe, Disney, Canon, Walmart and other companies. He is also a writer, producer and avid photographer.
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Mark Spencer is a bay-area based producer, editor, teacher and writer. Mark is also an Apple-certified instructor for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 and the author or coauthor of 5 books on Motion, including the Apple Pro Training Series Motion 5, all from Peachpit Press.
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4 reviews for Simple 3D Effect

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    Rated 5 out of 5


    Fantastic !!!

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    LaRae H.

    Very simple to use !!

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    LaRae H.

    Great Stuff !!!

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