This is a quick breakdown of Mr Cube Animation project done by “Casey Latiolais” where he shows how he created this cool looking Hand drawn animation in Cinema 4d and After effects by animating a few sweep nurbs on a spline to get the basic shapes. Then he went into After Effects and hand keyed ever frame of shape layers.
Mr Cube Animation Breakdown – Cinema 4d + After Effects
From Casey: As requested I’ve made the breakdown of Mr. Cube and my take on how to achieve this style:
- Method 1 : After Effects shape layers – done by keyframing paths and opacity on and off.
- Method 2 : Photoshop Extended video timeline layer – import video into Photoshop and create path and draw on black video layer
- Method 3 : Photoshop Extended video frames as layers – import video into Photoshop as separate layers and draw on new layer then export. I haven’t used this yet but I think it will work.
- Method 4 : Flash – convert video to flv and import into timeline. Draw your path or paint of a separate layer export image sequence. I don’t go into explaining this because I’d probably just make a fool of myself with what I know about Flash.