Projection

3D Projection Mapping for FCPX

Final Cut Pro X users can bring their 2D images to life with Projection from Pixel Film Studios. This plugin allows editors to map a photo of an alley, hallway or room onto a 3D environment in FCPX. Projection also gives users the ability to add text, logos, or keyed footage to their 3D room.

This plugin requires Final Cut Pro 10.3 or higher and Mac OS 10.12 or higher. Mac Mini and Macbook Air computers with Intel graphics cards are not compatible with this plugin.

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3D Projection Mapping Tools with Projection in Final Cut Pro X

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From 2D to 3D in FCPX

Projection allows FCPX users to project a 2D image onto a 3D room. Then with a 3D camera, editors can pan, tilt, and dolly around their environment to observer it from unique and interesting perspectives. Projection is a great tool for turning a stagnant photo into a fun and engaging journey.

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Control the Environment

FCPX editors can take total control of their environment. With easy-to-use sliders and controls, they can adjust the depth, width, and height of their room. Then, by grabbing the on-screen controls, users can manipulate the position and rotation of the perspective lines.

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Add Text or Keyed Footage

Projection is a powerful tool that can help editors create 3D title sequences quickly in Final Cut Pro X. With designated presets, users can add logos, text, or keyed footage to their scene that can interact with their environment in 3D space.

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Designed for Final Cut Pro X

Projection was professionally designed by the team at Pixel Film Studios for FCPX. As an FCPX generator, this tool can be dragged-and-dropped onto the timeline and filled with a still image. Projection also contains easy-to-use controls built into the Final Cut Pro X Inspector that allow users to customize their environment quickly.

 

Installing Instructions

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How do I Install this plugin in Final Cut Pro X?

Here's how to install this plugin for any Mac operating system.

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Installation Instructions

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How to Uninstall in Final Cut Pro X?

You will need to uninstall this plugin from two locations.

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  1. The Movies folder. Click here for video tutorial
  2. The FX Plug folder. Click here for a video tutorial

Projection Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X

Learn how to bring your 2D images to life with the Projection Lesson.

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Step 1 - Preparing the Timeline

Let's begin by selecting an image in the FCPX media library and dragging it to the timeline. For this example, we will use an image of a dark alley. Scan through the Projection presets in the FCPX Generators Library. Click and drag the one that matches your photo’s size into the timeline above your photo. For this example, we are creating a title sequence, so we will use a “Projection with Text” Preset.

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Step 2 - Setting up the PROJECTION

Now, let’s setup our Projection generator. Select the generator in the timeline. Then, go to the FCPX Inspector Window and click on the Drop Zone icon. Select your image in the timeline, and click the blue "Apply Clip" button in the FCPX Viewer window. Once your image is inside the ProJection, add your text to the scene.

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Step 3 - Creating the Perspective

Now, it’s time to setup our perspective lines. Go to the FCPX Inspector Window. Set the “Angle of View” in the Camera Controls to . Now, go to the “Box Controls” section. Use the Height, Width and Depth settings to adjust the shape of the box to match the alley. Then, use the on-screen controls in the Viewer window to adjust where the near and far plane sit. When you are done, you can uncheck the Guidelines checkbox to turn them off.

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Step 4 - Animating the Camera

Now, let’s animate our 3D camera. Place the playhead at the front of the Projection generator. Go to the “Camera Controls” section of the Inspector Window. Now, move and rotate the camera to where you want it to start. Then, place a keyframe on the camera position and rotation parameters. Move the playhead down the timeline to where you want the animation to end. Now change the values of the position and rotation parameters. Because these values are different than the previous frame … It will auto-keyframe them in Final Cut Pro X.

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Final Touches

Now for some Final Touches. To further enhance the realism of the scene… let’s add a few Pixel Film Studios effects to our environment. For this example, we will apply a ProStreak and ProHue filter to the generator. Then, we will add a ProAna lens flare above the generator and keyframe it to react to one of the light sources.

Frequently Asked Questions

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I installed this plugin and see a red screen similar to this.

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Why is this Happening:

This means that Final Cut Pro is currently out of date.

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What is the Solution:

Update Final Cut Pro. You can update by going to the app store.

Click Here to Watch Troubleshooting Video

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Where do I find this plugin?

Once the installation is complete, you can find ProPan in the FCPX Generators library.

Projection Minimum Requirements

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Final Cut Pro & MacOS:

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This plugin is built to work in the latest version of Final Cut Pro and MacOS.  We recommend updating to the latest version of these softwares through the App Store to ensure that the plugin works correctly.

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Recommended Graphics Card:

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2GB minimum.

Projection Troubleshooting

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Can't use the plugin on the timeline?

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This plugin requires users to drag the effect unto a photo or video. Click Here for a Video Tutorial.

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Are you missing controls?

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Why is this Happening:

  • Scenario 1: You installed the plugin without being on the latest version of Mac OS and/or Final Cut Pro.
  • Scenario 2: You've updated your Mac OS and/or Final Cut Pro, and the plugin installer is outdated.

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What is the Solution:

  • Scenario 1: Update your Mac OS and/or Final Cut Pro to the latest version through the App Store. Then reinstall the latest version of the plugin.
  • Scenario 2: Login to your account, re-download the plugin installer, and install.

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Can't find the plugin after installation?

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Why is this Happening:

  • Scenario 1: The plugin is not properly installed.
  • Scenario 2: The plugin is properly installed, you may be looking in the wrong section in Final Cut Pro.

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What is the Solution:

  • Scenario 1: With Final Cut Pro closed, run the installer until reaching the successfully installed message. Now restart your computer and open Final Cut Pro.
  • Scenario 2: Search the FAQ section on the product page to see where the plugin is located. Now search this section in Final Cut Pro to locate the plugin.

Click Here Learn How to Search Final Cut Pro X Libraries

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I installed FCPX this plugin and see a red screen similar to this.

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Why is this Happening:

This means that Final Cut Pro is currently out of date.

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What is the Solution:

Update Final Cut Pro. You can update by going to the app store.

Click Here to Watch Troubleshooting Video