Clean 3D Animated Travel Map Tutorial in After Effects
In this tutorial, Ignace Aleya shows you how to create a travel scene in After Effects. The technique is overall pretty simple but it’s also very useful. He animates the travel map of Europe from Belgium to Moscow. This tutorial doesn’t require any third-party plugins but below the tutorial, I’ll add a few plugins that you can use to make animating maps fast and easy. In addition, I’ll link to a couple of other map tutorials you may enjoy.
I must totally have the travel itch because this is the second tutorial I’ve shared today about animating maps! See: Create Animated Routes in DEM Earth for Cinema 4D.
More Animated Map Tutorials
- AE: Creating 3D topographic maps
- After Effects: Create an Unfolding Map – In this tutorial from Motion Array learn how to create a custom unfolding map animation inside of After Effects.
- Mapping DEM Data in Maxon Cinema 4D – Create 3d geometry from USGS DEM data in Cinema 4D. Overlay the landmark model with a high-resolution contour map to create a dynamic three-dimensional map.
- Adventures in Map Animation with QGIS, After Effects, C4D & Illustrator – Victoria Nece of Adobe explains the open-source software GIS, Geographic Information Systems, to make mapping jobs easier. This is an older tutorial but there is still a lot of great information that applies to current software.
More Map Plugins and Tools
Design and animate maps directly in After Effects
Rebuilt from the ground up with tons of new features. Indeed, GEOlayers faster and more powerful than ever!
Easily Generate dynamic Digital Elevation Models and georeference them in real-time to your world imagery
CinemaPlugins DEM Earth automatically downloads the data it needs to build the model you want. To clarify, all you have to do is provide a geographic coordinate. Produce real-time interactive and dynamic landscapes! Pan, zoom, animate, and place anything in any way you want.
Posted by Michele Yamazaki