Card Dance? Have you seen any tutorials on Card Dance?
How about animating orientation. From the look this part of the transition I can see that the point of rotation, the anchor point, is exactly in the middle of the square. Try setting a keyframe for orientation, moving down the timeline a few frames, selecting the rotate tool (keyboard shortcut w) and placing the cursor in the upper left corner of the layer and drag toward the lower right corner of the layer. When you get close to a full flip hold down the shift key to snap the layer into position.
One more thing, make sure the Rotation tool is set to Orientation.
Appreciate the reply. I have seen a few tuts on that, used in a more exiting way than just flipping them over like this but it could work if I wanted to change an entire clip!
At the moment just trying to animate only shapes to do this (creating a metro UI look)
Sounds like a great plan. I think I actually had my layer precomped wrong to start of with anyway which wasnt helping, but it looks like you've got it spot on.
Another question now that I've looked into this further, and seen this write up and looked at other tuts. http://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/simulation-effects.html#card_dance_effect
I can't seem to find any real info on how to achieve the look discussed above. I've now got the square to move in the desired way thanks to your help, but whatever I try I can't get this to be the control or 'gradient layer'
I don't want a big pop out flying mosaic effect like a lot of the tuts go for. Just a simple flip.
Any ideas or pointers?
If you're looking for a simple flip, you might try Card Wipe instead.
Thanks for the help guys. I have taken the proj and played around with it, not much success so far, it nearly is where I want it but 1 Can't seem to set the 'back' and 2 it doesn't stay anchored at those points as in the example
Card wipe would be exactly what I need if it would work for this 3D style of rotating the orientation. In what I created some are just, floating? But I just cant figure out how to get all the cards to simultaneously change ( but still staggered/ one starts a slight bit before the next) and have a centred rotation so that the boxes just flip orientation, and don't come away from eachother.
This is the best I can do, is it possible and I'm just a bit rubbish at using this effect? No matter what I change I don't seem to be able to get a better result.
Really appreciate you guys taking the time to explore this with me.