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How to Use Capcut 3D Zoom Effect – Easy Way

Capcut 3D Zoom

Ever since TikTok came into existence, the users got lured into using cool effects and video transitions on the short-form video hosting platform as well. Regardless of how you guys feel towards the app, TikTok also has inspired users to try out inventive ways in order to make their videos stand out among others. In this article, we are going to talk about How to Use Capcut 3D Zoom Effect – Easy Way. Let’s begin!

If you have been watching TikTok lately, then you might definitely have come across this new trend. These folks are posting their pictures in 3D and these pictures look like if they’ve come to life.  So what is it all about, what do you guys need to make your pictures look three-dimensional, and how can you get in on this 3D photo trend? That’s what we’re going to help you along with on this post.

The new Capcut 3D Zoom effect on TikTok?

Along with the widespread use of the new 3D Photo effect on TikTok, also a lot of you may be thinking if the effect is possible via a new camera effect on your iPhone or a feature inside TikTok. However, that’s not the case here.

The 3D photo effect is done via the editing app Capcut that also offers a “3D Zoom” style within the app. This “3D Zoom” style zooms in on folks or the subject and pulls the background in such a way that it actually appears to be a “three-dimensional” picture. The Capcut app also lets you add this “3D Zoom” style to as many pictures as you like. So you can add the style to multiple pictures in order to make your pictures look lively in video format.

If this is the first time that you’re hearing about Capcut, it’s a video editing app that is developed via TikTok owner ByteDance. The app is also available free-of-cost for iOS and Android devices and permits users in order to perform basic to moderate edition features. Such as removing backgrounds, adding color filters, add stabilization, mask, apply chrome key, and much more. Besides video editing features, you can also add a lot of sound clips to your video from Capcut’s native audio library that’s available free of cost for everyone as well.

What do you need?

As we also have explained above, via the 3D Zoom effect don’t need to own a high-end camera or smartphone. However, just an app and your smartphone. Here’s what you have to make it work:

Note: An important thing to note is that the Capcut app is also available in selected countries (the US, the UK, and many other countries in Europe). And even some features inside the app are region-lock as well. So, even if you installed the app via an APK or some other means. The 3D Zoom style might still also be unavailable for you if you guys are in an unsupported region. If you find yourself in such a situation, then you might want to use a VPN app of your choice. In order to change your location to the US or other supported region, and then try via the Capcut app.

3D Zoom your pictures with Capcut

Before we begin, make sure that you have downloaded ByteDance’s Capcut app from the links provided in the previous section to your phone actually. Let’s now start that that’s taken care of. Add your favorite pictures Open the Capcut app on your Android or also iOS device and select the ‘New project’ option on the app’s Home Screen.

It will ask you to select many photos from your phone’s library on the next screen. At the moment, the 3D Zoom style is only available for photos. As a result, make sure you select high-quality photos with relevant subjects to be combined in a film.

In order to keep up with the 3D Zoom photo trend on TikTok. Then we did what everyone else did and contributed a total of 11 pictures. But, if you need to upload more images, then you can do so as well. Moreover, the photographs will be put to the film in the order in which you guys selected them. The first photograph that you selected will appear first, and the final one will appear last. As a result, arrange your pictures in the order you need them to appear in your video.

When you have selected all the photos you want to add to your 3D Zoom video. Click on the Add button at the bottom right corner. All your pictures will now be added to a new Capcut project as well.

Add “3D Zoom” style to your photos

  • When all the pictures are visible inside a project timeline, then choose a picture to highlight it.
  • Whenever the selected picture is highlighted, swipe the bottom toolbar to the left until you guys come across the ‘Style’ option.
  • Choose the ‘Style’ option from the bottom.
  • This should open the Style section on Capcut as well. Click on the “3D Zoom” style from this section to apply it to the selected photo.
  • Well, for some reason, we could only see the “3D Zoom” style from this section and nothing else.
  • Capcut will now generate a “3D Zoom” styled clip of the photo that you applied the style on.
  • You will also know that the “3D Zoom” style is applied to a photo if the ‘3D Zoom’ option is highlighted.
  • Now, you guys can go ahead and repeat the steps above to apply the “3D Zoom” style to the rest of the photos. You don’t even have to repeat the steps as applying the same effect just needs scrolling through the timeline via swiping to the right and then clicking on the ‘3D Zoom’ option.
  • When you have applied the ‘3D Zoom’ option on all pictures. Then 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 pictures. If you’re happy with the results, then you can save your work through skipping this phase. However, if you want your video to be more active and keep up along with the viral trend, you may also opt to shorten the length of your tape.

  • Each of your 3D Zoom-enabled photographs will last 3 seconds via default.
  • If you included a lot of photographs, as we did, for a total of 11, then your 3D Zoom movie will be 33 seconds long. That is pretty long for TikTok movies in general. In reality, decreasing 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 selecting any duration for your 3D Zoom clips. Then these are the settings to utilize if you want to follow TikTok’s 3D photo trend. Just make the first four clips 0.5 seconds long and the remainder of the clips 0.3 seconds long as well.

If you don’t feel compelled to follow the crowd, then keep all of your movies between 0.5 and 1.0 seconds to give each of your photographs more visibility too.

  • Let’s assist you to get it done on Capcut now that we’ve explained why you guys should minimize the clip runtime for your video.
  • Choose any clip from the timeline to highlight when you’ve applied the ‘3D Zoom’ option to all of the photographs. The default duration of the clip is 3 seconds, as you guys can see.
  • To shorten it, just drag the end tab to the left until the time is low to 0.5s or 0.3s. Relying on the effect you want to apply. The further you guys move the end tab to the left on a clip, the shorter it will be.
  • The runtime of a clip will also be display near its start tab at any time. We cut the first four clips to 0.5 seconds apiece and also the last seven to 0.3 seconds each in our situation as well.
Additional tip:

You can also pinch out the video timeline in order to accurately change the clip duration to the exact fraction. Zooming in on the video timeline doesn’t really increase the clip duration. However, it simply lets you establish the start and end tabs better.

You can click on the Play icon below the preview in order to check how the video plays and whether or not the effect has been applied properly. Whenever you have reduced the duration of all the clips, then it will look something like this. Now, you’re also ready to save your creation.

Save the 3D Zoom

  • Now that you guys ALSO have created your 3D Zoom video. Then you can also export your creation via clicking the Export icon at the top right corner of the screen as well. This icon will mark through an upward-facing arrow on top of a dash.
  • When you choose the Export option, then you should see an overflow menu prompting you to select your preferred video resolution and frame rate. If you guys want the highest quality, select 1080p as the video resolution and 60fps as the frame rate as well. You can lower down either of these settings in order to save the video at your preferred setting. The ‘Estimated file size’ at the bottom will provide you a rough idea as to what your video’s end size could be.

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  • When you’ve selected your preferred video settings, and click the ‘Export’ button at the bottom to save your video.
  • Capcut will now export your video as well. Make sure you don’t quit the app or lock your screen as well.
  • Whenever the video has save to your phone’s library. Then you should see the “Saved to the device and your projects” message on the screen as well. From here, you guys can also share the video directly on TikTok, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and many other apps.
Additional tip:

Whenever you export a video from Capcut, then it will feature an outro. That shows the Capcut logo at the very end of your clip. You guys can use the native photo editor app on your phone in order to trim down the video to only contain the 3D zoom video and not the outro as well. Google Photos also offers a native editor tool that lets you trim a video with ease. Just open the newly created video on Google Photos, and click on ‘Edit’ at the bottom.

  • Now, move the end pointer to the location you want, and then save a copy of the trimmed video.

You should now be able to see your video with just your clip minus Capcut’s outro. Here’s what it should look like if you guys do everything as we told you to do.


Alright, That was all Folks! I hope you guys like this article and also find it helpful to you. Give us your feedback on it. Also if you guys have further queries and issues related to this article. Then let us know in the comments section below. We will get back to you shortly.

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