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Simon Luchini DucaOpening book in After effects
by on Jan 2, 2012 at 1:15:52 pm

Opening book in After effects

Hallo everybody,
anyone know how to create and animate a 3D book with after effects?

Can you suggest any tutorial?

Many thanks!

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John CuevasRe: Opening book in After effects
by on Jan 2, 2012 at 2:39:29 pm

The animation for this is relatively straight forward, it's making a realistic book that is the hard part of creating this project.

Create solids for the pages and covers, offseting them in Z-space, to make a 3d feel. Adjust the anchor point of your cover(your cover might be 20 to 30 solids, or a 3d rectangle) to the spine of the book and then open it up by animating the y rotation of your cover.

AE Tuts has a very long tutorial on doing this for a popup book:

Also found a free download of a very very complex animated project of a 3D book cover open. If you are new to AE, adjusting this to fit your needs might be pretty difficult, but here it is:

Johnny Cuevas, Editor

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Simon Luchini DucaRe: Opening book in After effects
by on Jan 3, 2012 at 8:10:15 am

Many, many thx!

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Mike MoonRe: Opening book in After effects
by on May 23, 2012 at 7:39:08 pm

You wouldn't happen to still have that complex pop up book project source files would you? The filesonic link no longer works :/

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