There is a globe that appears, and there are pictures that come out all around it. They are 'joined' to the globe in the middle by red lines.
I want to do a similar effect. I have a model of a diamond modeled in Maya, and I want the little triangle faces of it to expand out in a similar way as the clip I show. I want them to b e linked in the middle by lines, much like this. Kinda like a 3D exploded diagram.
So I want to know how you guys would suggest I start on this? Is there a name given to the effect/technique? Can I use after effects to animate the model or am I going to have to animate in Maya?
(Basically I want to be able to animate in just After Effects,because I can't animate in Maya)
One way you might be able to get this effect is using a plugin called http://www.yanobox.com/ for after effects. It looks like it might do it for you.
another idea might be if the shapes your using, the diamond, does not have any bent curves or bevels that can only done in true 3D you might be able to build it in After Effects in 2.5D. Then you don't have to animate in maya which doesn't easily integrate with AE.
You could create the link lines with particular since you need to be in 3D(2.5D) space.
I would do this in Cinema 4D and just have the picture items setup in after effects to change them easily.
I'm sure there are other and probably better ways.