2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 11, 2016 2:26 PM by Roei Tzoref

    How to animate a folding envelope?

    adrianav45800860

      I've been looking for a way how to create and animate an envelope, however there doesn't seem to be a tutorial on it. The main objective I want to achieve is having a letter fold and to be placed into an envelope, with the flap closing. I already found videos explain how to create paper folds and airplanes but could the same thing be applied to making an envelope?

       

      The look I'm trying to go for is similar to this:

      Christmas Envelope - After Effects templates from Videohive - YouTube

        • 1. Re: How to animate a folding envelope?
          Dave LaRonde Level 6

          adrianav45800860 wrote:

           

          I already found videos explain how to create paper folds and airplanes but could the same thing be applied to making an envelope?

           

           

          Sure, why not?  You'd just be folding the paper in a different way.

          Finding a tutorial that would have PRECISELY what you seek would be a really lucky break.

          • 2. Re: How to animate a folding envelope?
            Roei Tzoref Adobe Community Professional

            the references you showed here uses a simple 3d layer setup. you will need an open envelope illustration or photo and just seperate it to 2 parts - the fold and the envelope. like this

            now set the anchor point for the fold at it's base. set all layers to 3d and use the X rotation for the fold

            add a 3d light to sell the effect

             

            BOOM! who needs videohive anyway!

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