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Spencer Tweed
Re: Need to animate group of people to create a shape
on Mar 15, 2018 at 9:54:21 pm

I'm usually one of the last people to say this, but I don't think it is really possible just in AE... At least not if you're looking for any sort of accuracy. I did see this music video a while back that used a bunch of .obj sequences or a walk cycle, which was rendered in AE using Element 3D, however there's no way to make that form multiple shapes. If you wanted a single shape I'd suggest a particle system that starts emitting from a mask and disperses, then maybe playing it in reverse. However there's just no good way to do multiple shapes.

A true 3D crowd tool would be able to do this relatively easily however. Golaem is quite powerful and in relation to the competition easy to use. There's probably even a preset for something like this. But that's on a whole other level than just After Effects...

- Spencer


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