After Effects | Creating an Animated Crumpled Paper Effect With TrapCode MIR

Inspired by the opening animation for Community, Trevor Penner set out to create something similar in After Effects and walks through how to create a crumpled paper animation with the use of TrapCode MIR.

inspired by watching the opening animation of the television show ‘Community’ to create a similar look

TrapCode MIR lends its self well to this effect, allowing you to get a 3D look right within After Effects using a custom paper image as a base. Trevor also rounds out the look of the animation using RedGiant’s Mojo.