bending a PSD in after effect
I am trying to create a cool looking 3d film reel with each frame on the film strip having either a video playing or the first frame of a video. Then inside after effects i would use the camera to animate a zoom in and around the film reel in 3d space to finish my animation.
so far i have created a front and back image of the reel, the roll of film itself to make it look like there's lots of film on the reel and a flat image of the film strip all in photoshop. the film strip i created is about 3 inches wide and about 30 inches long, the reel is about 10" by 10"
i've saved and imported all the files into after effects, placed them in 3d space where i would like them. I've even duplicated the front and back reel images about 4 times each and displaced them each times 1 from the first to give it some depth, i have the space between the front of the reel and the back of the reel equal to the width of the film strip i created.
Now i just need to fold that flat film strip around the reel, but i have no idea how to do that inside after effects. any help? rotation just rotates the entire thing. so i have no idea how to bend 1 side at a time so i can make it form a circle if i wanted.
thanks so much!
Last edited by sk8_aholic; 12-15-2008 at 03:19 PM.
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