After Effects 17.5 Separate 3D Gizmo and the Bounding Box in the 'Handles' option for 'View Options'
We often use Cyclops in order to create behind the scenes breakdowns of our shots. However with the new 3D Gizmo, it's not possible to show bounding boxes of different layers without also having a giant brightly colored 3D Gizmo on every layer as well.
Behind the Scenes footage is a backbone of our studio workflow, so it's a bummer that we won't be able to update and utilize the 3D tools while this is a thing.
At the very least maybe have options for Gizmo size/opacity, something to make it less in your face.
Andreas Christensen commented
I avoid it all costs. Looks like a toy compared to the old one, and rotation and movement is hard to get on the right axis.
Jacob Hawley commented
Completely agree. Too big and lines too thick. Almost impossible to control smaller 3d layers with the current gizmo. Constantly having to hide it to make adjustments. Would love a toned down option to this. Thanks!
Felix Dames commented
I agree with you that the Gizmo is too big! Options for scaling it (auto Viewport scaling dependent and undependent) and the option for seperate hiding are needed. I also hate the design of it in general. Why is Adobe not able to look at other 3D programms e.g. 3ds max, Maya, Blender and copy that instead of recreating the weel in the worst manner. The axes lines of the Gizmo are way to thick, the extra big 3 handles on the axis bands for translation, rotation, scale are unnessesary if there is already a thin axis band line. These cover up content in your comp you might want to see. Overall it looks like a kids toy instead of welcome helper. huhh damm clearly someone with no 3D background must have designed it!
Eddie Chai commented
I also agree, an option to resize the gizmo like other software has or event the option to disable the gizmo (and have it separate from the bounding box) would be best.
We have been having to work with an older AE version because the 3D Gizmo overwhelms the viewport and stop Cyclops from being useful for Behind the Scenes breakdowns.
Michael Foran commented
I agree the Gizmo is too thick and obscures what I am working on. We need some options on this thing.
Graham Cross commented
It's too big! I can't even see my artwork behind the Gizmo. The old classic one was 1 pixel thin and didn't get in the way. Don't you guys user test your software???
aurelien malagoli commented
Would love some cutomize options for the new Gizmo !
- Size of the all gizmo
- Thickness of the position and rotation
- Possibility to turn if off
- Possibility to choose what options I want to see: Pos and Rot, only Pos, Only Rot...)
Also now it's really hard to have precision with the anchor tool ( Y ) and this huge Gizmo