Fake 3D in After Effects

Thinking in a 3D space isn't new to designers, but designing in it can be tricky. Approaching each dimension as though it is a flat image can help, and Illustrator is the perfect tool for that.

Being able to draw an image using perfectly geometric objects, along with the ability to rescale and align, is a crucial part of designing in 3D. After Effects' 3D tools are often never used to their full capacity. Big camera moves and clever lighting techniques can only go so far when you're working with flat objects.

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