I'm new to After Effects but I did some work with Photoshop in the past.

I'm trying to create a diamond with AE (and make a gif later so it rotates). To be super clear - I'm trying to convert the image below into 3D:

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I'm sitting here for 12 hours and trying to perform some basic operations in 3D and I'm totally stuck. For now I have two shapes in my composition, a simple rectangle and a polygon (polygon to make things easier):

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I'm trying to align the triangle to the polygon somehow in a 'smart' way, not by moving the x/y/z position by 1/10 of the pixel each time, rotating the camera and checking if it fits.

Is there any tool in Adobe AE which will help me do this? I just need to fit the triangle's basis to one of the polygon's edges so it matches perfectly like this:

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You need to use Layer snapping feature.

It also works in 3D space.

basically, you need to -set anchor points of each items on the edges, that should be magnets -press ctrl to toggle snapping on -drag the object to another one

check the video instructions for more info https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/how-to/using-layer-snapping-aftereffects.html

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