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Mitch HardisonBend or crease a layer in AE
by on Aug 10, 2011 at 4:11:32 am

I can't figure out how to do this effect. They bend the layer with the text on it and make it look like its unfolding. Anyone know how?


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Mitch HardisonRe: Bend or crease a layer in AE
by on Aug 10, 2011 at 4:13:28 am

are they using masks to divide the layer and rotating each one?


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Darby EdelenRe: Bend or crease a layer in AE
by on Aug 10, 2011 at 5:15:11 am

Who are "they" and can you show us what they have done?

There are lots of different ways to make text bend in either 2 or 3 dimensions. The technique you use will depend on the results you're after.

Darby Edelen


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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Bend or crease a layer in AE
by on Aug 10, 2011 at 10:36:46 am

Posting an example (still or video) will help.
You are probably referring to a 3d distortion.
This can be achieved with Free Form.

Here's a tutorial that shows how Free Form can be used:
http://library.creativecow.net/jelescu_tudor/3D-from-2D-image_AE/1

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Mitch HardisonRe: Bend or crease a layer in AE
by on Aug 10, 2011 at 2:15:41 pm

I always forget to post the freakin link!!! sorry guys. I'm really not that stupid



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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Bend or crease a layer in AE
by on Aug 10, 2011 at 6:37:47 pm

This looks like a straight 3D AE animation.
Here's a recipe:
Break down the text plate in as many layers as you need for the folding. Set anchor points on the fold line. Parent in the right order (outer pieces are parented to those close to the center and those to the center piece. Animate in reverse. Once the piece is unfolded cut to full title plate to avoid seeing lines in between the various parts. Use Motion Blur... i usually take that with coffee.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Mitch HardisonRe: Bend or crease a layer in AE
by on Aug 10, 2011 at 11:51:01 pm

thanks Ted


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