I'm totaly new to AE, so please keep that in mind. I've found this great flash page, where they used AE for transitions between scenes, scenes were made in Photoshop and the car rendering in maya. What I want to know is: if you click on the link on the right side after the intro movie is played, the picture showes (rocks in the background and the car infront). And that picture is constructed from little particles. Is this done in AE?
If so, can you just give me a direction where to star looking?
Looks like a still image cut up into smaller bits on separate layers in Photoshop. Save as PSD and import into AE as a "Composition - Cropped Layers" and animate the scaling of each layer with a bit of wobbling, either via manual keyframes or an expression (if you're new to AE I'd recommend creating the scale animation on one layer and then copy and paste those keyframes to all other layers and then just shift them in time a bit so not all layers animate at the same time.
- Jonas Hummelstrand