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After Effects in Production, 2nd Edition by Chris Meyer, Trish Meyer

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Tutorial 9   Image Image

The Planets

Swooping through a universe of 2D layers that auto-orient toward the camera.

This tutorial serves two purposes: to teach a series of useful tricks that help manage layers in 3D space, and to prepare elements that will be used in the next tutorial. You will animate a 3D camera through a number of objects – flat art of fanciful planets – arranged at varying distances in Z space. The camera and light will both auto-orient along the path they’re traveling, and the flat objects will autoorient toward ...

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