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Simon Scott
Brick building up an item tutorial?
on Apr 5, 2011 at 1:47:29 pm

Hi there,
sorry for being a bit blurry, but I don't exactly know how to describe it.
Is there any tutorial for AE to create an effect of "bricks building up an item"?
Something like this? http://www.megavideo.com/?v=X4T6W2M9
It probably isn't very difficult (someting with particles), especially since the bricks are all the same (yet in 3d).
Is this something you would do with AE (and maybe Cinema 4d)? And do you know of any tutorials or sites I could find something like that?

Thanks so much in advance!!

ps: just like in the video the brick should be a lego brick


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Brick building up an item tutorial?
on Apr 5, 2011 at 2:46:31 pm

In addition to displaying 32 video thumbnails, none of which show any kind of brick, there is an error message at the very top: "Permanent conversion error. Please try uploading a different video format."

But from your description, you'll need to do this project in a 3D application. Just because AE can use particles in 3D space doesn't mean that those particles can be 3D OBJECTS with height, width and depth.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Simon Scott
Re: Brick building up an item tutorial?
on Apr 5, 2011 at 2:51:18 pm

Hi, sorry for that bad video upload choice and broken link.
I reuploaded to youtube (its very blury but i think the effect i want is obvious).






so, basically im not entirely sure, if it needs to be "real 3d". it probably could be achieved in ae as well?
so what i would need are particles, with a texture on the front of each brick (and the rest of the brick being one color).

i played around with the shatter effect, but can't achieve a movement like that.
so, having seen the example would it be possible to make it in ae, or rather not? (and if yes, do you know of any good tutorial?)

thanks so much again!


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Brick building up an item tutorial?
on Apr 6, 2011 at 9:52:45 am

You may be able to use Trapcode Form for that.
http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/blog/tag/trapcode-form/

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Simon Scott
Re: Brick building up an item tutorial?
on Apr 6, 2011 at 10:18:03 am

ok, thanks for the answer(s)!


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