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jprice1000
05-21-2010, 04:40 AM
does anyone know of a ae template or tutorial for doing a flyover landscape with items (like trees) popping up?

Iaenic
05-21-2010, 05:58 PM
If you're planning on using just after effects, your options are fairly limited. However, theres one method you can use to make a basic forest.

You can start by downloading some tree textures with alpha channels. (Like the ones you can find here (https://shop.*******.com/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=194&osCsid=8ei5sekbamdhl99pm7vqeehde7)) Then you can use trapcode form to arrange them into a forest. You can then fill in the "Ground" using textures, solids and masks etc. You can then use trapcode horizon to make a sky.

suztv
05-24-2010, 06:16 PM
I'm not aware of any templates no, especially for natural environments like fields, woods, mountains etc. I have seen tutorials on how to create a City landscape and fly through it. Andrew Kramer has done this and you could probably use that knowledge to create one yourself.

http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/3d_city/

Also this little tutorial by another mo graph blogger: http://www.timesavertutorials.com/city01.html

However - I would probably use actual footage OR use a 3D program to do what you are describing. AfterEffects is fairly limited on it's ability to do 3D, and if you have cut-outs of trees etc, it will limit your movement and overall composition.

Here are a few links that might help:

AfterEffects:
http://www.atv3d.com/how-to-make-a-3d-landscape-from-a-2d-image-after-effects-tutorial/
http://www.mefeedia.com/watch/29756986

Cinema 4D:
http://www.amateurmedia.net/landscape-in-cinema-4d-tutorial/

3D Landscape software:
http://www.3dxo.com/list/62/1.htm

Other:
http://www.thebest3d.com/pdp/tutorials/bryce101/terrains/
http://www.freeitsolutions.com/3ds/viewTutorial.aspx?id=28
http://artist-3d.com/free_3d_models/06nature_design.php?s=98&srt=

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