Playing God in AE

Posted on Jan 16, 2015

Taking a flat Adobe Illustrator file and transforming it into a 3d world is a blast. I guess I’m playing god in my own, very modest way. I imported the Ai files into Adobe After Effects as compositions, opened the compositions, repositioned some layers and animated other layers. I’ve attached jpegs of the original, layered Illustrator files below. – Joe Gast 

Original file

Ai sample

7 Comments

  1. Sonal
    January 18, 2015

    Wow! Really like you’re work esp the City animation. Were they all made in AI and AE? How can AE do the change in perspective for the city? And still look 3d? Keep up the great work!

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  2. Debra McQuiston
    January 18, 2015

    Joe, really appreciate this. I assume that this video clip can not be reproduced in Illie cs6. If so, please let me know.

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  3. Dallas Price
    January 19, 2015

    Dude! That is so cool! I’m definitely going to have to look into how to do that …

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  4. Teri
    January 19, 2015

    This is really fun…thank you so much for sharing!

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  5. val
    January 19, 2015

    nice idea, thanks. there isn’t some tutorial available covering that somewhere, is it?
    If not I guess if I just work through AE 3D compositionstuff and combine it with an AI scenery it might work fine. Thanks!

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  6. Robin Patrick
    January 19, 2015

    Love it! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

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  7. Bill Fox
    January 19, 2015

    Dear Joe;

    Very impressive! clean and simple.

    You should publish the above as a tutorial. Right now, since my web -site is basically one
    SWF file (referenced with java script and other coding) and since I’m finding out that the Flash
    Application, for web-site development, is not really suited well for this. I would like to explore
    learning AE as an alternative. — Also do you know if AE is compatible for hand-helds?.

    Any input on the above or my site itself would be appreciated. — Please don’t hesitate to contact me. — My Contact info. PH: (859) 255-9381 / Email: Listed above. (Word of Warning
    about my site: “Contact me” button does not seem to launch a blank email page (for — billfox1@q.com). For now, as an alternative try the copy and paste method of my email address above, then send — Just the Same! Let’s Talk!

    Respectfully;

    Bill Fox

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