Chris Zachary shows how you can create a fake 3D look using shape layers in After Effects.
A new tutorial from Chris Zachary covers how you can create that fake 3D look using After Effects’ shape layers. We’ve seen this kind of thing many times before, yet I pick up more things the more times people cover it.
It’s a simple but powerful concept: move around the points of shape layers to create the illusion of 3D using only 2D shape layers.
Some More Resources for That 3D Effect.
Move Shapes shows how to create a 3D looking smiley animation in Ae using shape layers.
Oliver Randorff shows how you can build and animate a fake 3D ring in After Effects.
Move Shapes shows how to create a fake 3D effect using shape layers in After Effects.
Tony Babel Shows How to Make a Fake 3D Look Using Only Shape Layers in After Effects.