Topograph brings elevation maps and topography to After Effects! This effect lets you create unique designs and animations from your footage. It can be used for animating and for designing on one frame with interactive feedback.
Generate typographic maps
Topograph takes an image, a video or any source, like fractal noise, and generate an elevation map out of it.
A Design Tool
More than just maps, you can use Topograph for all sorts of design process, as much for print as for motion design.
Easy to animate
Topograph’s intuitive UI has a lot of control over animation.
A good typography companion
The effect also works well on any type and can be easily used for designing titles.
How it works
Topograph transforms an input image into a 3D landscape, then horizontally cuts the cake at several altitudes. It then draws the contour of each layers on a 2D image.