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Dennis Squadrazzino
Extrude boarders of a map
on Aug 22, 2017 at 9:58:04 am
Last Edited By Dennis Squadrazzino on Aug 22, 2017 at 12:29:36 pm

Hi dear community,

Herer is the short version of my question:

I want to do something like this:

with an old map, but can not extrude the part of the map i cut out in Photoshop in After effects.

Maybe you can help me with my problem:

I have a map with land and ocean on it. I want the land to be extruded, so on higher level than the ocean and with a stroke around it.
I already tried this way:

-Cut out the land in Photoshop
-Import it into Illustrator-save
-Import into After Effects with Ray traced 3d
-set the Bevel in Geometrie options - i just got a grey box

I guess the first two steps are ok, but i need help with the next step after these, as After effect will not take over the AI layers correctly:

-Cut out the land in Photoshop
-Import directly into After Effects

and now i need to take over exactly the shape of the land that i cut out in Photoshop on a shape layer. So for example, a shape layer needs to be the exact form of the Photoshop layer of Italy i cut out.

It should be looking like this:

(around 20 sec.)

Any ideas, how to do that? Or maybe there is an easier way?


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Ken Teutsch
Re: Extrude boarders of a map
on Aug 22, 2017 at 7:00:37 pm

Try using the Image Trace tool in Illustrator to turn your Photoshop maps into vector layers.

Here's how to do extrusions, etc. with the Cinema 4D renderer, if you have a later version of AE.

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Dennis Squadrazzino
Re: Extrude boarders of a map
on Aug 23, 2017 at 7:22:47 am

Thanks a lot!

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