CapCut 3D Effects: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering the Art

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Written by: Alex Popa


CapCut 3D Effects: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering the Art

Adding 3D Effects on a CapCut project may not seem easy at first but follow this guide, and you’ll be a master in no time.

This is what you need to do:

  • Open CapCut
  • Tap on “New Project
  • Select a video and tap on “Add
  • Tap on “Edit
  • Select “Style
  • Find “3D Zoom” and select it
  • Tap on the checkmark icon to save the changes

If any of this confuses you, read the guide below – it’s super easy to follow… and I’ve included step-by-step instructions with screenshots for a visual aid!

Let’s get started then, my dear friends 🙂

Summary: In this article, I provide a step-by-step guide on how to add 3D effects to a CapCut project. 

The process involves opening CapCut, tapping on “New Project,” selecting a video and tapping on “Add,” tapping on “Edit,” selecting “Style,” finding “3D Zoom” and selecting it, and finally tapping on the checkmark icon to save the changes. 

I also discuss how to do the TikTok trend on CapCut by uploading 11 pictures and applying 3D Zoom to all of them while shortening the duration of each image.

1. Tap on “New Project

Tap on "New Project"

Begin by opening CapCut on your phone. Then, tap the “New project” button (it has a blue background) in the top-left corner.

Doing this allows you to select a video/photo to edit (the photo to which you’ll add a 3D effect later on).

2. Select a photo and tap “Add

Select a photo and tap "Add"

After tapping on the “New project” button, the “Albums” window will open. Here, you can select a picture to edit, but first, make sure the “Photos” category is selected (see the screenshot above).

Then, select your picture and tap “Add” in the bottom-left corner. Check the image I added above if any of this still sounds weird.

3. Select “Edit

Select "Edit"

Once you upload a picture in CapCut, the editing screen will appear (highlighted in the image above).

To add a 3D effect, you need to access the “Style” option, but to get there, you’ll need to tap the “Edit” option in the bottom-left corner first.

Then, see the next steps below…

4. Select “Style

Select "Style"

After selecting “Edit” in the previous step, new options will appear on the bottom menu. One of the is the “Style” option.

Select it and move on to the next steps to see how to introduce a 3D effect to the image:

5. Tap on “3D Zoom

Tap on "3D Zoom"

After you select “Style“, the menu will switch up once again and show you all the 3D effects on the bottom side.

Scroll through them until you find the “3D Zoom” effect (shown in the screenshot above). Select it to add the effect to the photo.

…yes, I know it gets a bit confusing, but bear with me, please, we’re almost done.

6. Wait for the effect to finish implementing

Wait for the effect to finish implementing

Selecting the 3D Zoom effect will lead to a loading screen. This effect takes some time to take effect (no pun intended, haha), so wait for a few seconds.

7. Tap the checkmark icon to save the changes

Tap the checkmark icon to save the changes

Once the 3D Zoom effect finishes loading, you can play the video to watch the 3D animation play out.

If it suits your needs, then tap the checkmark icon in the bottom-right corner to save the changes.

And that’s pretty much it. Not that difficult, after all? – Good thing I’m such a nice guy and made all those screenshots! 😀

Now let’s talk about one more thing… (yeah, I totally stole this from Tim Cook).

How Do I Do the TikTok Trend on CapCut?

There’s a viral TikTok trend going on where people make a video of 11 pictures, each using 3D animations. If you want to copy that, just follow the guidelines outlined above.

Only that, instead of uploading one picture… now upload 11 pictures. Then, apply 3D Zoom to all of them, and that’s it, really!

Oh, one other thing – you may also want to shorten the duration of each image, so the end result isn’t too long.

This is how you should shorten the duration of your 11 photo clips:

  • 0.5 seconds for the first four clips
  • 0.3 seconds for the rest seven clips

Save the changes and post the video on TikTok. Then, bask in the glory of your achievement! Clap-clap!

Let’s now summarize all of this again, as I’m feeling nice today 🙂

Using 3-D effects on CapCut relies only on finding your way through the menus within the app. Here’s how to do it, in short:

  • Open CapCut
  • Tap on “New Project
  • Select a video and tap on “Add
  • Tap on “Edit
  • Select “Style
  • Find “3D Zoom” and select it
  • Tap on the checkmark icon to save the changes

After following the steps above, your photos will all have a 3D Zoom effect (but you can try other 3D effects too), and they’re ready to be posted.

Leave a comment below if you’re still having issues with any of the steps and I’ll try to troubleshoot your problem. Peace and love! <3

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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