Make 3D Cube Animation in Adobe After Effects
Create a 3D Cube animation in Adobe After Effects without using any third-party plugin. In this tutorial, I will teach you to create a cool-looking 3D Cube animation in Adobe After Effects without using any third-party plugins. I recommend you watch this video till the end to get the same results.
Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a 3D Cube Animation:
Step 1: Getting Started with Adobe After Effects
- Open Adobe After Effects.
- Go to the “Files” section and import the letter images. You can download these letters using the provided link.
Step 2: Setting Up Your Compositions
- Create a new composition and give it a name of your choice.
- Set the resolution to 500×500 pixels, frame rate to 30 frames per second, and duration to 1 minute.
- Repeat this process to create 5 more compositions similar to the first one.
Step 3: Duplicating and Importing Images
- Select the first composition and press Control+D to duplicate it 5 times.
- Open the first composition and drag the letter “A” image into it.
- Open the second composition and drag the letter “B” image into it.
Step 4: Creating the 3D Cube Composition
- Create a new composition and name it “3D Cube” or your preferred title.
- Set the resolution to 1920×1080 pixels and the duration to 10 seconds.
- Select all the previously created compositions and drag them into the new composition.
Step 5: Arranging and Snapping Compositions
- Enable the Snapping option from the toolbar.
- Click on Composition number 2 and drag it to the right side to form a row.
- Right-click on Composition number 3, go to transform, and choose “Flip Horizontal.”
- Repeat the same process for Composition number 6.
- Select all compositions, enable the 3D option, and change the camera view to Custom view 1.
Step 6: Adjusting Rotations and Anchor Points
- Select the camera tool and adjust its rotation.
- Choose the letter “B” composition, then use the anchor point tool to move the anchor point to the right side.
- Press “R” to open rotation properties, and change the Y rotation to -90 degrees.
- Move the anchor point of the letter “D” composition to the left side, and change the Y rotation to +90 degrees.
Step 7: Fine-Tuning Compositions
- Select Composition number 5 (letter “E” composition), move the anchor point, and change the X rotation to -90 degrees.
- Repeat the same process for the Composition number 7 (letter “F” composition).
Step 8: Pre-Composing and Adding Camera Effects
- Adjust Composition number 3 by changing its Z position using the move tool.
- Select all compositions, right-click, and choose “Pre-compose.” Enable the 3D option.
- Create a new camera layer and a null object layer. Make the null object 3D and adjust its Y rotation.
Step 9: Final Adjustments
- Drag the pick whip to the null layer.
- Select the 3D cube composition layer and go to transform.
- Choose the anchor point and move it to the center of the cube.
Step 10: Final Check
Review your animation and ensure everything is in place.
Congratulations! Your 3D Cube animation is now complete and ready to impress.