It Works Like This

Check out the file in this chapter's folder on the book's DVD. This project shows you how to create and animate a 3D cube that's formed from a circle of movies that fly in from behind the viewer to become the top, bottom, and sides. The cube spins, pauses to reveal a movie on one side, and then spins fast to reveal a different side. You'll use these techniques:

  1. Position a movie and still layers to form a 3D cube.

  2. Use a Null Object layer to animate the cube's sides so they implode into the scene, forming the cube; spin at different rates of speed; and then explode out of the scene.

  3. Create a background made of words that crisscross the screen and recede into the distance.

  4. Create a virtual command line, complete with blinking cursor and letters typed onscreen.

  5. Gradually reveal the logo, strip by animated strip.

Words scroll in both directions as walls of video and a logo fly in.

The cube spins and pauses at each side's video while a blinking cursor types out titles.

Invisible stripes wipe the logo in as the cube explodes.

    Adobe After Effects 6.5 Magic
    Adobe After Effects 6.5 Magic
    ISBN: 0321267230
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2005
    Pages: 236

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