Creative COW SIGN IN :: SPONSORS :: ADVERTISING :: ABOUT US :: CONTACT US :: FAQ
Creative COW's LinkedIn GroupCreative COW's Facebook PageCreative COW on TwitterCreative COW's Google+ PageCreative COW on YouTube
LIBRARY:TutorialsVideo TutorialsReviewsInterviewsEditorialsFeaturesBusinessAuthorsRSS Feed

The After Effects 3D Cube

COW Library : Adobe After Effects basics Tutorials : Rob Mize : The After Effects 3D Cube
Share on Facebook
CreativeCOW presents The After Effects 3D Cube -- Adobe After Effects basics Tutorial



©2013 CreativeCOW.net. All rights reserved.


Rob Mize demonstrates the building of a 3D cube that can be animated in 3D space. Rob also shows how to pre-compose layers to quickly customize the cube with graphics, video, text or all of the above. All you need is the desire to build and manipulate 3D objects in 3D space.



Play Video TutorialDownload Project Files


  View 7 Comment(s)

  Adobe After Effects basics Tutorials   •   Adobe After Effects basics Forum
Reply   Like  
+1
Share on Facebook
Comments

Re: The After Effects 3D Cube
by Khursheed Fateh
Project download is for apple. is there any for windows 7 on this site?

kFateh
@Khursheed Fateh
by Rob Mize
Unless you're using an older version of AE, you should be able to open on a PC or Mac. The project was created in AE ver. 6; so unfortunately, earlier versions of AE can't open it. However, you should be able to recreate it on your own using earlier versions. Let me know how you make out. Good luck.

Rob Mize
Re: The After Effects 3D Cube
by Ray Shilling
Rob,

Thanks for the great tutorial!

Please ignore the naysayers and continue to share your wisdom with the design community.

Let's all try to be positive folks... life is too short to be a grump... :)
@Ray Shilling
by Rob Mize
Hi, Ray...

I'm glad you found something useful in the tutorial. Thanks very much for writing... I appreciate the encouragement.

Rob Mize
Re: The After Effects 3D Cube
by Camille Katz
thank you very much! very helpful! :)
Have a great week!
Re: The After Effects 3D Cube
by Rob Mize
Hi, Michael...

The "Why" of the tutorial begins with an intern asking me how to make a 3D Box. She is using the COW to learn AE basics, but hadn't found that particular tutorial there, so I made one.

The point of the tutorial isn't necessarily to build a box, but to gain a "hands-on" understanding of the process; then to develop and apply the techniques learned to far more advanced and creative efforts. For example, our intern's efforts have evolved into a rather complex 3D building.

I sincerely do regret that you found the tutorial so upsetting...
I suppose that's why the COW includes a Title and Description with each tutorial, so one can determine whether or not to watch.

Thanks for the feedback... regards...

Rob Mize
Re: The After Effects 3D Cube
by michael zoppo
I'm confused guys. It's 2013, AE has been out for quite some time now. And this site is still being updated with new tutorials about extremely outdated techniques that have been covered HUNDREDS of times across the interwebs for the past 7 years. Building a 3D box? REALLY?

This technique has been around so long we have scripts to do it for us now.

Why is this being put out as a new tutorial. This is common knowledge and there are plenty of resources online to tell you how to make a box in AE, I don't think we need another one.Seriously, I'm irrationally mad after seeing this.

Please can we put out new content instead of regurgitating the same old stuff everyone has seen time and time again. It's not 1998 anymore. I'm sorry if this comes off a little aggressive but it just blows my mind. It's 2013, the software is incredibly more sophisticated then it was and we still have box tutorials being made.

Back in 2007 I use to come to the COW everyday for tutorials, but now the COW has been pretty much left in the dust in terms of putting out solid AE tutorials focused around motion graphic techniques. It's just the same old stuff, over and over and over.

And I don't know why but the skill rating said 8/10, which this is no where close too. More like 3/10.





Related Articles / Tutorials:
Adobe After Effects basics
After Effects Flip Book Effect

After Effects Flip Book Effect
  Play Video
In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW.net, you will learn about the flip book effect in Adobe After Effects and other techniques.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe After Effects
AE Quick Tips #1: Grow Bounds

AE Quick Tips #1: Grow Bounds
  Play Video
In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you an often-missed tool that can help you out in a pinch, by expanding the boundaries of your footage.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe After Effects basics
After Effects From The Ground Up: Chapter 1 Lesson 1

After Effects From The Ground Up: Chapter 1 Lesson 1
  Play Video
This is the beginning of a complete training series for Adobe's After Effects. In Chapter 1, we cover the basics of learning how to create a lower third, but also build a foundation for new users to advance their skills quickly to move onto more intermediate projects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe After Effects
After Effects Tutorial: Using the Scribble & Stroke Effects

After Effects Tutorial: Using the Scribble & Stroke Effects
  Play Video
The "Scribble" and the "Stroke" effects are often overlooked due to the fact that it isn't immediately obvious how they work as they won't work unless applied in a very particular way. In this in-depth tutorial, Andrew Devis explains how to apply these effects and then goes through the many options in each effect which can make them very powerful and able to produce a surprisingly large variety of results.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe After Effects
The After Effects Man of Flame

The After Effects Man of Flame
  Play Video
Rob Mize demonstrates how to turn your actors (and other images) into a raging blaze of living flame. Combining CC Particle World with a number of other effects and some animated masks, you'll be able to fire up your productions without any 3rd party plug-ins... "Flame on!"

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe After Effects
The After Effects Virtual Scrapbook

The After Effects Virtual Scrapbook
  Play Video
Rob Mize presents the After Effects Virtual Scrapbook... a novel technique for introducing pictures, graphics and video into your productions. This tutorial uses various shapes, integrated with other elements, to create animated objects. You will learn to use parenting to control multiple objects in After Effect’s 3D space for more dynamic motion graphics. There are a lot of useful techniques to discover in this relatively simple animation.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics Extras: Butterfly Wing Text Animation

AE Basics Extras: Butterfly Wing Text Animation
  Play Video
In the first part of this two part AE Basics Extra tutorial, Andrew Devis starts to show how to create a butterfly wing with text. The purpose of these tutorials is to give additional hints and tips for text animation in After Effects. Items covered in this tutorial include, using the pen tool, paths, copying mask paths to shape layers, text along a path and path option, 3D layers, animation of a wing, loopOut expression and viewing your composition in a different viewer. In the second part of this tutorial Andrew will go on to complete the animated butterfly in 3D and show how to have it fly around your screen.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics Extras: Butterfly Wing Text Animation Part TWO

AE Basics Extras: Butterfly Wing Text Animation Part TWO
  Play Video
In the second part of this two part AE Basics Extra tutorial, Andrew Devis continues to build the butterfly in After Effects and then shows how to keep it 3D as it is formed. Items covered in this tutorial include custom views, 3D and collapse transforms to keep items working in 3D once pre-composed, duplication and flipping layers, vertical type, text formatting, and complex animations with motion sketch. These tutorials will be valuable for anyone learning and developing text animation skills in After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics Extras: Caterpillar Text Animation

AE Basics Extras: Caterpillar Text Animation
  Play Video
In this AE Basics Extra tutorial, Andrew Devis shows some more text animation techniques by animating 'Caterpillar' text in After Effects. Andrew shows how to shape your text so that it curves from large to small to create a 'tail' for the text and then he shows how to set up and animate the path that the text will use. Andrew then goes on to lock the text to the animated path and continues by adding additional animators to give body movement to the animated text. This is a helpful tutorial for anyone wanting to learn to use a wider range of options for text animation in After Effects. Andrew will be following up with a similar but different tutorial looking at creating a flying butterfly text!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 65: Expression Controllers PART TWO

AE Basics 65: Expression Controllers PART TWO
  Play Video
AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 65: In this second follow-on tutorial, Andrew Devis continues to demonstrate how to apply a color Expression Controller to one part of the production and then how to quickly apply it to other parts of the same composition. He then goes on to show how to separate out parameters to two different control points of one Expression Controller finishing by controlling parts from different areas of the shape layer as you would in a composition which has multiple layers.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
MORE


FORUMSTUTORIALSFEATURESVIDEOSPODCASTSEVENTSSERVICESNEWSLETTERNEWSBLOGS

Creative COW LinkedIn Group Creative COW Facebook Page Creative COW on Twitter
© 2014 CreativeCOW.net All rights are reserved. - Privacy Policy

[Top]