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3d Squares Background
3d Squares Background
by Chris Siefken on Sep 24, 2018 at 6:46:56 pm

I'm trying to find a way to recreate the background of this (or something similar to it):



Does anyone know how to create something like this?

Thanks,
Chris


Re: 3d Squares Background
by Joseph W. Bourke on Sep 24, 2018 at 7:23:08 pm

You could do it using Element 3D in After Effects, or in any 3D program - I use 3DS Max. It can be done using an array of boxes (in Element 3D), or in Max, creating a box, then an array, then animating the boxes and offsetting their timing.

https://www.videocopilot.net/products/element2/

Joe Bourke
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Re: 3d Squares Background
by Chris Siefken on Sep 24, 2018 at 7:33:40 pm

Thanks, I actually have Element. I'll give the array a shot. I don't do that much with 3d so I wanted to make sure there wasn't a pure After Effects solution before diving into other plugins/programs.

Chris


Re: 3d Squares Background
by Ken Teutsch on Sep 24, 2018 at 9:35:56 pm

I haven't used it and know nothing about it, but... There's also this:

https://aescripts.com/sliced-box/


Re: 3d Squares Background
by Walter Soyka on Sep 25, 2018 at 12:44:03 am

And don't forget that Ae now ships with the CINEMA 4D renderer, so you can also do real extrusions of shape layers, cast ray-traced shadows, etc.

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Re: 3d Squares Background
by Chris Siefken on Sep 25, 2018 at 8:36:11 pm

That's interesting... I'll probably play around with this before heading over to element. Thanks.





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