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  • Christopher Judge

    July 2, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    I was at the New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners game last night and they had this logo that looked to be broken into cubes and a wave effect lifted parts of the logo. I thought it was very creative but couldn’t really figure it out as I am new to After Effects. Any thoughts on how to do this in After Effects or was it probably done with 3D software or a plug-in?

    Chris Judge

  • Kevin Camp

    July 2, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    the card dance effect can do that, as can expressions.

    here’s and example of and expression to create a flag-wave-like effect:

    but personally, i’d try it with card dance. card dance will break a layer up into a grid, then allow you to manipulate the properties of the individual ‘cards’ with image maps. so you’d create image maps to drive the z positions of the cards.

    i gave a brief process of using card dance to another poster in this thread:

    it’s down the thread towards the bottom for the card dance example…

    Kevin Camp
    Senior Designer

  • Michael Szalapski

    July 2, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Yes. Card Dance is the easiest way to do this, however it just gives you little squares; not cubes.

    You could use the first link Kevin put, but instead of using it to drive layers, use it to drive null objects that are parents of little cubes you’ve built. It’ll take some tedious work to build, but it’ll look really cool when you’re done.
    Of course, Card Dance looks really good too. Did you see what they did with it in Iron Man? Good stuff.

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