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How To Animate a Photo | The 2.5D Effect

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  • How To Animate a Photo | The 2.5D Effect

    I've often wondered how this is done. Added bonuses are learning what it's called (parallax compositing) and how it makes After Effects look positively friendly and Photoshop-like

    Learn how to create motion in still photographs, a technique made popular in the film The Kid Stays In The Picture. In the tutorial above, Joe Fellows shows...
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    Re: How To Animate a Photo | The 2.5D Effect

    AE isn't that difficult. If you are familiar with how timelines and keyframes go together, you'll be fine.

    Like most things, it comes down to the attention to details, not the technological prowess.


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      Re: How To Animate a Photo | The 2.5D Effect

      A very neat effect done in AE. I remember doing something far more manually in Flash using 2 of the same image animating the lower layer in the "z" plane.

      And, the how-to...:
      Few months back we featured a great video showing how Joe Fellows creates his stunning parallax videos. After posting the article, many of you had follow-up questions on his techniques and methods, so he decided to release a 'part 2' video explaining some of the cool tricks he uses to transform a 2D photo into a 2.5D video. Have more questions? feel free to leave them in the comments below and hopefully Joe will be able to answer them here or in a another video. Part 1: [via Creators Project]


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