Use Lens Distortion To Help Animate Parallax In After Effects

Cameron Pierron Shares a Tip That Uses Lens Distortion Effects to Help With Animating 2D image Parallax

Creative Director, Designer and Animator Cameron Pierron takes us through the process of creating a parallax effect on 2D images with After Effects. The technique has been done countless times before but there’s always something new to learn when it comes down animation from static pictures like these!

To give your animations an extra bump in quality you can use lens distortion which will help bring everything into 3D space for greater depth perception
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With the 3D printing process, you can now create an entire scene with parallax animations that would have never been possible before. To do this effectively and integrate seamlessly into your design layout requires knowing how to slice up single 2D images so they’re layered correctly in three dimensional space.

Cameron uses After Effects Optics Compensation effect for this purpose which allows him manipulate background or far away elements within his compositions without having any interference from other objects nearby; essential when working with models made out of many pieces each measuring less than one centimeter thick!

Animating the field of view (FOV) can make your background appear to recede or come forward, depending on what direction you want it. This is an excellent addition for creating parallax effects!

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