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How to Use Aescripts Boxcam 2.4 to Create Stunning 2D Camera Effects in After Effects


How to Use Aescripts Boxcam 2.4 to Create Stunning 2D Camera Effects in After Effects




If you are looking for a way to easily showcase your 2D scenes in After Effects with a 3D camera effect, you might want to check out Aescripts Boxcam 2.4. This plugin is a 2D camera solution that allows you to control the position, rotation, scale, depth of field, and motion blur of your layers with a simple and intuitive interface.


In this article, we will show you how to use Aescripts Boxcam 2.4 to create some stunning 2D camera effects in After Effects. We will cover the following topics:


Aescripts Boxcam 2.4



  • How to install and activate Aescripts Boxcam 2.4



  • How to create a Boxcam layer and adjust its settings



  • How to animate the Boxcam layer with keyframes and markers



  • How to use the Boxcam panel to access advanced features



  • How to export your Boxcam project as a video or an image sequence



How to Install and Activate Aescripts Boxcam 2.4




To install Aescripts Boxcam 2.4, you need to download it from the official website. You can either buy it for $19.99 or try it for free for seven days. Once you have downloaded the zip file, unzip it and run the installer. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.


To activate Aescripts Boxcam 2.4, you need to launch After Effects and go to Window > Extensions > Boxcam 2. This will open the Boxcam panel where you can enter your license key or start your trial period.


How to Create a Boxcam Layer and Adjust Its Settings




To use Aescripts Boxcam 2.4, you need to create a Boxcam layer in your composition. To do this, go to Layer > New > Null Object and name it "Boxcam". Then go to Effect > Rebane > Boxcam 2 and apply it to the null object.


The Boxcam layer will act as your virtual camera that will control how your 2D layers are displayed in the composition. You can adjust its settings in the Effect Controls panel or in the Boxcam panel.


Some of the main settings you can adjust are:


  • Position: The position of the camera in X, Y, and Z axes.



  • Rotation: The rotation of the camera in X, Y, and Z axes.



  • Scale: The scale of the camera in X, Y, and Z axes.



  • Focal Length: The focal length of the camera lens.



  • Aperture: The aperture of the camera lens that affects the depth of field.



  • Focus Distance: The distance from the camera where the layers are in focus.