Since the inception of TikTok, users have been enticed to employ creative effects and video transitions on the short-form video uploading site. Regardless of your feelings on the app, TikTok has prompted users to experiment with new ways to make their videos stand out.
If you’ve been watching TikTok recently, you’ve probably seen a new trend where people are posting 3D photos that appear to be alive.
So, what’s the big deal, what do you need to make your images look three-dimensional, and how can you join the 3D photo craze? That’s exactly what we’ll be able to assist you with in this article.
What’s with the new 3D Photo effect on TikTok?
Many of you may be asking if the new 3D Photo effect on TikTok is feasible through a new camera effect on your iPhone or a feature within TikTok, given its widespread use. This isn’t the case, though.
The 3D photo effect was created with the editing program Capcut, which includes a “3D Zoom” style. This “3D Zoom” style zooms in on people or a topic and removes the background out of the way, giving the impression of a “three-dimensional” image. The Capcut software allows you to apply this “3D Zoom” approach to as many photos as you want, so you may use it to make your photos look more vibrant in video format.
If you’re unfamiliar with Capcut, it’s a video editing program created by ByteDance, the company behind TikTok.
The program is available for iOS and Android devices for free and allows users to conduct simple to moderate editing functions such as removing backgrounds, applying color filters, adding stabilization, masking, applying chrome key, and more. Aside from video editing features, Capcut’s native audio library, which is free to use, allows you to add various sound clips to your video.
What do you need?
As previously said, you do not need a high-end camera or smartphone to use the 3D Zoom effect; all you need is an app and your smartphone. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
Note: It’s worth noting that the Capcut app is only available in a few countries (the United States, the United Kingdom, and a few other European nations), and some of the app’s features are region-specific. Even if you installed the app using an APK or another method, if you’re in an unsupported region, the 3D Zoom style may be unavailable. If you find yourself in this situation, you can change your location to the US or another supported region using a VPN app of your choice, and then try using the Capcut app.
How to 3D Zoom your pictures with Capcut
Before we begin, make sure you have downloaded ByteDance’s Capcut app from the links provided in the previous section to your phone. Let’s get started now that that’s taken care of.
Add your favorite pictures
Open the Capcut app on your Android or iOS device and choose the ‘New project’ option on the app’s Home Screen.
You’ll be asked to select numerous photos from your phone’s library on the next screen. At the moment, the 3D Zoom style is only available for pictures. As a result, make sure you choose high-quality photos with relevant subjects to be combined in a film.
To keep up with the 3D Zoom photo trend on TikTok, we did what everyone else did and contributed a total of 11 photos. However, if you want to upload more images, you can do so as well. Furthermore, the photographs will be put to the film in the order in which you selected them; the first photograph you selected will appear first, and the final one will appear last. As a result, arrange your photos in the order you want them to appear in your video.
Once you have selected all the pictures you want to add to your 3D Zoom video, tap on the Add button at the bottom right corner.
All your pictures will now be added to a new Capcut project.
Add “3D Zoom” style to your photos
Once all the pictures are visible inside a project timeline, select a picture to highlight it.
When the selected picture is highlighted, swipe the bottom toolbar to the left until you come across the ‘Style’ option.
Select the ‘Style’ option from the bottom.
This should take you to Capcut’s Style section. To apply the “3D Zoom” style from this section to the selected image, tap it.
We were only able to see the “3D Zoom” style from this section for some reason. If you notice any additional styles on this screen from your device, please leave a comment below.
Capcut will now create a clip with the “3D Zoom” style applied to the image you selected.
You will know that the “3D Zoom” style is applied to a picture if the ‘3D Zoom’ option is highlighted.
You may now go ahead and apply the “3D Zoom” style to the remainder of the photos by repeating the procedures above. You don’t even have to repeat the steps because you can get the identical effect simply sliding to the right on the timeline and then hitting on the’3D Zoom’ option.
Once you have applied the ‘3D Zoom’ option on all pictures, tap on the tick mark on the bottom right corner to apply the changes.
Shorten the clips
So, you’ve used Capcut to apply the “3D Zoom” effect to your photos. If you’re happy with the results, you can save your work by skipping this phase. However, if you want your video to be more active and keep up with the viral trend, you may opt to shorten the length of your tape.
Each of your 3D Zoom-enabled photographs will last 3 seconds by default.
If you included numerous photographs, as we did, for a total of 11, your 3D Zoom movie will be 33 seconds long, which is pretty long for TikTok movies in general. In reality, reducing the playback time from 3 seconds to a fraction of a second will improve the aesthetics of your film.
While you have the option of choosing any duration for your 3D Zoom clips, these are the settings to utilize if you want to follow TikTok’s 3D photo trend — Make the first four clips 0.5 seconds long and the remainder of the clips 0.3 seconds long.
If you don’t feel compelled to follow the crowd, keep all of your movies between 0.5 and 1.0 seconds to give each of your photographs more visibility.
Let’s assist you get it done on Capcut now that we’ve explained why you should minimize the clip runtime for your video.
Select any clip from the timeline to highlight once you’ve applied the ‘3D Zoom’ option to all of the photographs. The default duration of the clip is 3 seconds, as you can see.
To shorten it, drag the end tab to the left until the time is lowered to 0.5s or 0.3s, depending on the effect you wish to apply. The further you move the end tab to the left on a clip, the shorter it will be.
The runtime of a clip will be displayed near its start tab at any time.
We cut the first four clips to 0.5 seconds apiece and the last seven to 0.3 seconds each in our situation.
Additional tip: You may pinch out on the video timeline to modify the clip duration to a fraction of a second. Zooming in on the video timeline does not lengthen the clip; rather, it allows you to clearly define the start and finish tabs.
You can tap the Play icon below the preview to check how the video plays and whether or not the effect has been applied properly.
When you have reduced the duration of all the clips, it will look something like this. Now, you’re ready to save your creation.
Save the 3D Zoom
Now that you have created your 3D Zoom video, you can export your creation by tapping the Export icon at the top right corner of the screen. This icon will be marked by an upward-facing arrow on top of a dash.
When you choose Export, an overflow menu should appear, inviting you to choose your preferred video resolution and frame rate. If you want the best quality, set the video resolution to 1080p and the frame rate to 60fps. To save the movie at your preferred setting, lower either of these parameters. The ‘Estimated file size’ at the bottom will offer you a general estimate of the final size of your video.
To save your video, touch the ‘Export’ option at the bottom once you’ve chosen your preferred video settings.
Your video will now be exported by Capcut. Make sure the app isn’t closed or your screen isn’t locked.
The phrase “Saved to device and your projects” should appear on the screen once the video has been saved to your phone’s library. You may also immediately share the video on TikTok, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and other apps from here.
Additional tip: When you export a video from Capcut, it includes an outro that includes the Capcut logo at the very end. You may use your phone’s native photo editor software to trim the movie down to only include the 3D zoom footage and not the outro. Google Photos has a built-in editor that makes it simple to reduce a movie. Simply open the newly made movie in Google Photos and select ‘Edit’ from the drop-down menu.
Now, move the end pointer to your desired location, and save a copy of the trimmed video.
You should now be able to see your video without Capcut’s outro, just your clip. Here’s what it should look like if you follow our instructions to the letter..
That’s everything there is to know about Capcut’s 3D Zoom style.