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If you are looking to create a 3D Coin Animation, then you are at the right place. In this tutorial, you will learn to create a realistic 3D coin Animation in After Effects without using any third-party plugins. This is a short and easy tutorial and editable template. You can easily change the coin image within a few seconds. You can watch the tutorial or here is a step-by-step guide.
Let’s get started.
Step 1: Open Adobe After Effects and then create a new composition. Rename it to the Coin Animation or whatever name you like. Set the resolutions to 1920×1080 pixels, and 30 frames per second, and set the duration to 5 seconds.
Step 2: Go to the file menu then import the coin Vector file. Click Here to download the coin vector file. Select the import kind to footage and layer options to Merged layers.
Step 3: Drag and drop the vector file to the composition, and reduce the scale to 50%. Go to the toolbar, and select the type tool then type the dollar sign. Center the anchor point then align the text to the center.
Step 4: Select both layers, right-click, and choose Pre-compose. Rename it to the coin front. Then enable the 3D Option. Select the coin front layer then press the P key to open position properties. Right-click on the position and choose separate dimensions.
Step 5: Hold the Alt key on the keyboard and click the Z Position stopwatch icon to add an expression. Then type index-1.
Step 6: Go to the Layer Menu > New > Create the Null object. Enable the 3D Option. Select the coin layer then parent to the null object layer. Select the Coin front layer then press Control + D to make it duplicate.
Step 7: Go to the Effects and presets, and search the effect Fill. Drag and drop to the second layer. Change the camera view from the active camera to Custom view 1. Now, duplicate the second layer 40 times until you see the coin side.
Step 8: Select the last layer and remove the fill effect. Then change the red color to dark yellow. Select the fill Effect and press Control + C to copy it. Select the remaining layers and press control + V to paste the yellow fill effect. Then Change the camera view to Active Camera.
Step 9: Select the Null layer then Press R to open rotation properties. Hold the Alt key on the keyboard and click the Y rotation stopwatch icon to add an expression. Then type Time*-150.
Let’s create a back side of the coin.
Step 10: Go to the projects tab Select the Coin front composition and press control + D to make it duplicate. Rename it to Coin back. Double-click on it, and change the Text to letter B, then align the text to the center.
Step 11: Go back to the coin animation, Select the Last layer then hold the Alt Key on the keyboard and drag the Coin back composition to the last layer. Right-click on the last layer go to the transform then choose Flip Horizontal.
Follow step 12 to make a perfect loop animation.
Step 12: Move the timer cursor to 4.24 seconds and press N to select the work area. It will create a perfect loop animation.
Follow the next step if you want to change the coin image.
Step 13: Go to the file menu. Then import the coin image. Click Here to download the coin image. Double-click the coin front composition then drag the coin image into it. Keep the new coin image selected and press Control + C to copy it. Go to the Coin back composition, and paste the new coin image.
Now, we have to remove the Yellow fill effect from all layers.
Step 14: Select all layers, right-click, and choose pre-compose. Rename it to Coin build. Keep the layer selected, go to the effects and presets, and search for the effect CC light sweep. Drag and drop to the Coin build layer. Drag the little circle to change the light position. Change the width value to 75. Change the sweep intensity to 20. Hold the Alt key on the keyboard and click the direction stopwatch icon to add an expression. Then type time multiplied by 75.
Step 15: Go to the effects and presets and search the effect VC reflects. Drag and drop to the coin build layer then Change the Y value until you see the reflection. Change the reflection percentage to 32 and change the opacity to 43%.
Step 16: Double-click the coin build composition. Select the last layer > Right-click on it > Go to transform > Choose flip horizontally.
Now, our 3D Coin Animation is ready.
Here you can download the project file (File size: 3 MB)
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