Hi there. What I am trying to do is add some dimensionality to the butterfly body as I am showing the butterfly in several angles and it doesn't look too good with the body being just flat. I thought of using some kind of distortion effect on it to bend it in an arc way, and then make a full body out of two bent halves. But I couldn't accomplish that with any effects I tried.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Depending on what your butterfly's body looks like you can either stack a bunch of copies of the layer on top of each other or rotate a bunch of copies of the layer on the vertical axis (two copies would be an X if looking at it straight on, three copies would look like *, etc.
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i do have trapcode form. how would i use it to accomplish what i want? ideally i need some plugin to kinda bulge my existing body two ways so it actually becomes 3D, not sure if there are plugins that do that.
And I tried shatter effect. It does the job very crudely though. Plus in order to animate it I will actually have to deal with the camera in the effect, not the global camera. Cause the actual body is parented to a null, which controls the movements of the actual butterfly. So I doubt I can match the movements exactly..