Mix stop motion with 3D layers

From commercials and music promos to web videos and posters, mixed-media is everywhere nowadays. I worked with Dragon Stop Motion and After Effects in my latest film, Tea Trip, for a recent project I was involved in called Resonance – which was featured in Computer Arts issue 190. In this walkthrough, I’ll show you how I created the pyramid part of my Resonance contribution.

You’ll learn how to use Dragon Stop Motion to capture footage, covering the basics before jumping into After Effects. There, we’ll look at some basic keying, as well as how to use 3D layers to create a pyramid, and how to animate the whole thing, composing the piece in a harmonious way. You’ll find a trial version of Dragon Stop Motion here.


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