Animating and Creating 3D Objects in After Effects


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This video segment reviews all the skills and techniques employed in the creation of this animation project.


  • Summary of all skills
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About this video

Jeff Shaffer
First online
14 March 2019
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© Jeff Shaffer 2019

Video Transcript

In this video series, you utilized a number of skills and software, beginning with a single 3D object created in Cinema 4D Lite and importing it into After Effects. From there, you created a number of effects layers, used the plugin, employed masking and tracking, added 3D type, and synchronized the animation to a music track. All this began with just two simple yet key elements, a photograph and a brief instrumental music track. The rest was all created in After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite.

These are all essential skills you will need as you further develop your own projects or those of your clients. I’d love to see what you create. Here’s my contact email,