It’s been forever since the last post and for a dang good reason! On top of all the other projects (both, secret and public), customer work and other awesome stuff I’ve been involved/working on, this has been a torn on my side for years and I’ve been wanting to make the 4 elements After Effects templates since forever but there’s always something that gets in the way. So I decided to make them this time, once and for all!
Now, there are two interesting stories behind the Power Cubes and how they came to be. One, of course is how they got designed, but the other one is one that I developed and came up with while I was modeling on each one of the cubes; A mythology, if you will. So stick around and hit the jump to read them both and watch the templates in action!
It is rare that I actually make an After Effects template completely uninspired but this is IT. This is a completely uninspired one. And by no means I want to say that I just threw a bunch of plugins together and called it a template. A lot of thought and work went into this one. But normally, when I make an After Effects template, I generally do it because something impressed me so much that I want to turn it into a motion graphic. And it can be a video game, it could be a film, another motion graphic, even dreams. Once inspired there’s no power on Earth that will stop me. I will want to make a really cool piece of art about that. Not this one though. It all started with me playing around and practicing with Particular and the final product resembled a neuron. It looked very organic and I loved the way it looked. So I decided to make more of it and call it a brain. In the end, after hours and hours of tweaking the plugin I came up with this. Hit the break to watch it in movement, because that picture above does not do it justice.