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v1.0.4 GEOlayers 3 for After Effects

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GEOlayers 3 for After Effects
  

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Design and animate maps directly in After Effects

Rebuilt from the ground up with tons of new features and faster and more powerful than ever!

GEOlayers 3 lets you design and animate maps directly in After Effects.

It renders custom maps for you from different online data sources. It also provides direct access to extensive databases of geospatial features of the world. You can easily draw buildings to After Effects shape layers, highlight country borders, streets, lakes, rivers, places, regions, animate driving routes, and extrude buildings. Anything in the world that has geodata can be integrated as an editable asset in After Effects.

GEOlayers 3 comes with a large set of default map styles. But that’s not all. One-click lets you create a style from the colors of a composition, an image or Adobe Swatch file. You can also retrieve imagery from any common image-based tileserver. Platforms such as Mapbox can bring all its advantages of customizable basemaps directly into After Effects.

What’s new in GEOlayers 3

Version 3 is rebuilt from scratch. Since version 2, we’ve been collecting user input and improving the extension. GEOlayers 3 has been developed to fit your needs.

    • New UI
    • Maps can be pitched and rotated in 3D
    • Automatic Labels
    • Mapstyling directly in After Effects
    • Faster Finalization
    • Scripting API

…and much more

In order to make all this possible, After Effects CC 2015 (13.6) or higher is required. Legacy projects created with GEOlayers version 1 or 2 are not supported by GEOlayers 3. You can still import old GEOlayers 2 server profiles, shape layer styles, and label templates

Features

Animate in 3D Space

Intuitive controls to animate maps in 3D space

You can scroll, zoom, pitch, and rotate your maps inside After Effects, create keyframes and animate them. GEOlayers 3 renders all the imagery for your animation.

Online Search

Find geographical features online

Search online for countries, cities, famous buildings, points of interest, and much more. The features you find can be labeled in your animation, they can be drawn to your map, downloaded, and even exported out for further analysis in an external GIS program.

Mapstyling

Style your maps however you want

You can style maps directly inside After Effects. Choose colors, adjust the line width, swap fonts, add hillshading to your maps and even show and hide certain groups of features.

Labels

Add labels to your animation

Label features with one click. Use and customize the default label templates or feel free to create your own ones. Every After Effects composition can be used as a label template.

 

Data Visualization

Create Data-driven shape layer styles.

GEOlayers 3 allows you to easily import datasets in .csv or .tsv file format. Data-driven styling helps you to quickly visualize datasets in After Effects compositions with just a few clicks.

3D Landscapes

Create 3D landscapes with one click

If you have Trapcode Mir 3, Mettle FreeFormPro, or Rowbyte Plexus 3 installed you can create gorgeous 3D landscapes setups in one click. You can achieve stunning animations based on real elevation data.

 


geolayers 3 mapdata

Mapdata Subscription

An easy way to license mapdata for your video projects.

We offer a very easy way to access and license mapdata for your commercial and non-commercial projects.

By buying a license for GEOlayers 3 you can use OpenStreetMap-based map data powered by MapTiler Cloud for six months. This empoweres GEOlayers 3 to style maps directly inside After Effects, automatically create mapcomp labels in different languages, and a lot more. After the six months you can of course use GEOlayers 3 without any additional cost. The data subscription is fully optional and can be purchased only as you need it.

What’s the data subscription for?

It empowers the following features of GEOlayers 3:

  • A data license for your comercial projects (Attribution is needed and should typically appear in a corner of the map.
  • For productions with end credits, a credit there is also welcome.)
  • Stylized Mapcomp Imagery
  • Mapcomp Labels in different languages
  • Watermask Mapcomps
  • Feature import for the current view
  • 3D Building drawing

 

After Effects CC 2020. CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015

1.0.4  (Current version)  –  Jan 11, 2020

Features:
-Globe Sample Project using Video Copilot Orb plugin
-Click the preview map to find Features (only available with GEOlayers Mapdata Subscription)
-New Mapcomp Imagery Style “Advanced”
-Filter Label Templates and Shape Layer Styles by name
-Label layers update their markers from the source comp. Pretty neat for responsive timing.
-Label Templates can default to Scale or Rotate with the Map according to effect controls on their “Label Anchor Point” layer
-Run scripts from the toolbar
-Maps in square or portrait formats can be pitched more
-ScriptingApi: geolayers3.addToBrowser()
-ScriptingApi: geolayers3.clearBrowser()
-help update

Bugfixes:
-Car, bycycle and pedestrian routes can’t be created anymore
-Text Layers can’t directly be pinned to a Mapcomp
-Randomize Color does not work in some cases
-Tilemerger requests invalid tile urls on longitudes smaller than -180 degrees which ends up in mixed up imagery from some servers
-Small fixes

1.0.3  (Current version)  –  Nov 29, 2019

-sample projects have a download with browser button for compatibility reasons
-shape layer style thumbnails show stroke width relative to the min and max in the displayed set
-property names of .csv imports are getting trimmed to remove leading whitespace
-bugfixes
-help update

1.0.3  –  Nov 18, 2019

-sample projects have a download with browser button for compatibility reasons
-shape layer style thumbnails show stroke width relative to the min and max in the displayed set
-property names of .csv imports are getting trimmed to remove leading whitespace
-bugfixes
-help update

1.0.3  –  Nov 17, 2019

-sample projects have a download with browser button for compatibility reasons
-shape layer style thumbnails show stroke width relative to the min and max in the displayed set
-property names of .csv imports are getting trimmed to remove leading whitespace
-bugfixes
-help update

1.0.2  –  Nov 5, 2019

-An additional online search service is implemented and used if the default search fails due to server issues. It can also be set as the default service in the preferences general section.
-bugfixes

1.0.1  –  Oct 30, 2019

Scripting API:
-geolayers3.geocode()
-geolayers3.watch()
-geolayers3.watchCsv()
-geolayers3.unwatch()
-new examplesBufixes:
-“Can’t set work area duration” Error on 3D Landscape creation
-Mapcomp Anchor Layers can’t be pinned to Mapcomps anymore
-the source items of Mapcomp Anchors are named accordingly
-finalization stalls in some cases
-swap Shape Layer Style errors: “Unvalid Object”

1.0.1  –  Oct 30, 2019

Scripting API:
-geolayers3.geocode()
-geolayers3.watch()
-geolayers3.watchCsv()
-geolayers3.unwatch()
-new examplesBufixes:
-“Can’t set work area duration” Error on 3D Landscape creation
-Mapcomp Anchor Layers can’t be pinned to Mapcomps anymore
-the source items of Mapcomp Anchors are named accordingly
-finalization stalls in some cases
-swap Shape Layer Style errors: “Unvalid Object”

1.0.0  –  Oct 11, 2019

initial release

0.9.3  –  Oct 5, 2019

prerelease

0.9.0  –  Sep 27, 2019

-animate view to feature
-reveal label template comp (ALT Click)
-collective feature properties
-bugfix opening sample projects
-fixes
-help update

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