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kit websterBest way to pulse/wave a grid of squares?
by on Jul 18, 2016 at 3:17:09 pm
Last Edited By kit webster on Jul 18, 2016 at 3:18:24 pm

I am looking for ways to create waves effects of a grid of white squares.

I want the animation to shift across the grid in waves, tilting in 3d, pulsing, inverting, flipping, falling, extruding, minimising. Or even better would be cubes, with 3d lighting effects... Is there a good plugin or technique for this?

Thanks!


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Kevin CampRe: Best way to pulse/wave a grid of squares?
by on Jul 18, 2016 at 4:07:30 pm

card dance can do some of this.

when you apply it to a layer, it will cut it up into a grid of 3d 'cards'. you can then use 'gradient layers' to manipulate position, rotation and scale. you can use wave world to create an animated wave-like gradient layer in a pre-comp to get a pretty realistic wave movement for the cards.

it can't do cubes, or any type of extrusion.

Kevin Camp
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Walter SoykaRe: Best way to pulse/wave a grid of squares?
by on Jul 18, 2016 at 7:25:20 pm

[kit webster] "I want the animation to shift across the grid in waves, tilting in 3d, pulsing, inverting, flipping, falling, extruding, minimising. Or even better would be cubes, with 3d lighting effects... Is there a good plugin or technique for this?"

CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition has the Mograph toolset which makes stuff like this very easy.

You can do a lot of this with Element 3D animation engine, too.

Walter Soyka
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Kalle KannistoRe: Best way to pulse/wave a grid of squares?
by on Jul 19, 2016 at 6:22:35 am

You could also consider Freeform Pro with the Render Cubes option.


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