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Leandro Sarmento da Silva
Transition from several windows|Quads turning randomly
on Jan 23, 2013 at 1:33:07 pm

look this animation, specifically in 00;51

begins an animation of various (windows | squares) Turning randomly to show another image ...
Consider, Shadow, Reflection and other propiedades, I believe that has been done in 3D.
Does anyone know of any tutorials? Whether on or after any other software?

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John Cuevas
Re: Transition from several windows|Quads turning randomly
on Jan 23, 2013 at 3:49:08 pm

You could build this in a 3D app, but unless you could create a very reasonable copy using After Effects. Using the card wipe, bevel and drop shadow, I made a pretty comparable effect. The trick to creating the "randomness" for the card wipe is by using a gradient layer to drive the effect. By creating a precomp that contained fractal noise with the contrast turned way up, you get the random card flipping. Card wipe has built in lighting to provide doesn't create shadows though. In the transition, they had the video stay in the back as it flipped, so I changed the ambient light to 1, to match the video.

Another thing I did was scale everything up to 102% to hide the bevel. If you scale down to 100% you would see it around the edge of the screen and you don't want that.

Here's a quick project I created, it should give you a nice starting point, if you have any questions let me know:

Johnny Cuevas, Editor

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Vishesh Arora
Re: Transition from several windows|Quads turning randomly
on Jan 24, 2013 at 7:47:46 am


You can also manually create the box shapes and animate as required.

See the tutorial

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