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biliousfrog
04-22-2010, 12:27 AM
I'm considering ways to accomplish a pop-up book animation and would like some input from anyone that has achieved this or has seen some tutorials on how it can be done.

I'd be looking at 3 pages, turning from right to left, with a different 'scene' on each. The scenes can be static but I'm trying to figure out the simplest way to create the unfolding as the page is opened and then folding back again. The pages will be stiff card which makes things much easier.

I'm looking for fast and dirty, hopefully using foreground elements to hide anything nasty and possibly some post work in After Effects.

Dexter2999
04-22-2010, 01:35 AM
I'd suggest going to your public library and seeing if they have a book about making pop up books. It should illustrate how the pieces work, you just replace them with virtual planes with similar behavior.

realgray
04-22-2010, 01:39 AM
Behind the scenes on a piece that used this effect. The key seems to be the realism of the textures. For this, a lot of hand painted textures were used

http://www.vimeo.com/10928483

calilifestyle
04-22-2010, 01:52 AM
something like this maybe... if i recall xsi was used

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pOyb6_GTjk&feature=related

biliousfrog
04-22-2010, 03:35 AM
I've got to share this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnZr0wiG1Hg&feature=related

sampei
04-22-2010, 03:42 AM
hi bilious, my friend is just finishing up a very similar project in LightWave, I'll ask her to share some tips if I see her !

probiner
04-22-2010, 04:27 AM
I've got to share this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnZr0wiG1Hg&feature=related

So cool. thanks

biliousfrog
04-22-2010, 05:14 AM
hi bilious, my friend is just finishing up a very similar project in LightWave, I'll ask her to share some tips if I see her !

That would be awesome, thanks.

OlaHaldor
04-22-2010, 05:30 AM
I came across this one..
http://www.reelfx.com/cybersession/Entertainment_castle/index.html

lardbros
09-19-2012, 11:34 AM
Any tips on this? My bro needs to make a popup book style animation, and was wondering how people got on with this? Did you use purely AE or Lightwave to achieve the effect?

Thanks guys!

Rayek
09-20-2012, 04:47 PM
Fans of virtual pop-up books should check this one out:
http://www.ecodazoo.com/

And in real-time!