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After Effects Opening A Book



In this tutorial I’ll be showing you how I animated a book opening for one of my client works. I’ll teach you how to give the illusion of a page opening and folding over to reveal content on both sides. I will also show you how to effectively use a Null Object to control the book whilst maintaining animations to individual pages.

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31 comments
  1. for me, doesn't work the combination "Alt(Opt)+]". And now i'm stressed out. Is other way to use that option? I need it a soon answer. I'm use AE cc 2017, and i can't use the keyboard configuration, this version haven't.

  2. Hey! Thanks for the tutorial. Was wondering if anyone else has an issue with their 3d pages…When I turn my layers 3d it seems like AE doesn't know which should be on top. If I adjust in z space it seems to mess up the rotation of the next layers. Things don't go so smoothly as they did in this tutorial…what am I doing wrong?

  3. hi! thanks for the video, but i have a problem, when i turn the page it looks likes it did it from behind the other pages i mean the page i'm turning looks transparent, how can i fix that? thanks for the video again, and i'm sorry if it's a silly question i'm a begginer in this whole after effects thing.

  4. Thank you i have an question. when the cover flips, only caves over. although i connected the next page to the cover for parent…

  5. Hi Matt, thank you so much for the tutorial but I'm still wondering if you could help us make the page turn in a more realistic way. I mean the curve, the page does blend itself when turning (just like what you did in the beginning of the video). Thank you once again!

  6. Thanks for the tutorial! So far its really helpful, I only just started using AE recently so I don't really know what I'm doing xD After I've cut the front cover and linked the inside page to it they don't join together the inside page just flips individually behind the front cover, I can't figure out why it's doing this, any ideas?

  7. Hi Matt, love your tutorials. Just a question about how can be apply the perspective effect on the pages, like when the pages are half open you can see that they look kinda bloated from the middle, the effect you did works well for hard covers. i hope i have been able to explain my question. thanks in advance.

  8. Hey, thanks for the super helpful tutorial! I was wondering how you got the 3D effect of your pages and also the shadows on the pages of the passport? Did you design the entire passport and all its pages in Illustrator, then simply animate it in AE? Sorry for all the questions haha, but thanks again for the help! 🙂

  9. Hi Matt. Quick question. Whenever I switch the 3d layers on the inside L or R (not sure which one) pops to the front and covers the front page. Whenever its switch off its fine. What am I doing wrong?

  10. your channel is awesome dude, but you gotta get your shit toghether if that makes sense, dude this is gold you can make it the best after effects channel on youtube!! very easely!!

  11. Awesome tutorial… I really like the fact that you run into issues and resolve them. You fixing them in the tutorial really helps me. I'm going to try and follow along your video and I'll share my results if you're interested.

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