I know that its not possible to create an non-perspective camera in after effects. But I read about a way to fake the effect of an isometric camera in after effects. I just didn't find something useful in the web so far so I wanted to post the Question about how to create an isometric camera in after effects here so you guys can share your ideas on how to realize this problem.

I just cant get over the fact that its not possible in a mighty program like After Effects.

Thanks for your sharing your opinions and ideas in advance!


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Use a camera with a long focal length. The longer the focal length, the closer to isometric. Just back the camera far enough away to frame the shot.

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    works pretty well with a focal length of 50000 for me, thank you! Commented Mar 30, 2015 at 13:19

This might help, it's a script that creates an isometric camera view in After Effects

There's also a short blog post on how it's done which outlines the process:

Step 1. Add a new camera

Step 2. Change the camera settings:

Camera Position: 0,0,-5000
Zoom: 5000px

Step 3. Add a new null object, make it 3D and parent the camera to it

Step 4. Change the null object rotation to:

X Rotation: 35.264
Y Rotation: 35.264
Z Rotation: 35.264

Should get you close.

  • Can you summarize the contents of the blog post? Answers should really be able to stand on their own in case linked content becomes unavailable. Commented Jun 10, 2020 at 17:01

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