Animate a snow globe

Lear how to animate a snow globe in After Effects usgin Newton3, ConnectLayersPRO, Pastiche and DUiK!

Matthew contacted us asking this:

“Hi there, I have a job coming up where I need to animate a snow globe that shakes. I’m thinking it would be cool to have actual snow moving around inside the glass and I’m thinking Newton would be a great solution for this.”

And here’s our answer…

A 5 parts tutorial covering a wide range of use of our tools including Newton3, Pastiche, ConnectLayersPRO and DUiK.

In this tutorials we’ll show you:

  • How to setup correctly a scene in Newton3
  • How to add a shortcut inside After Effects to quickly launch Newton3
  • Use joints to make a tree jiggle.
  • Link the bulbs and animate them according to the animation of the tree.
  • Use ConnectLayersPRO to create and animate the tinsels.
  • Use Newton3  to animate the gifts and link the animation to create soft bodies for the ribbons using DUiK and the puppet tool.
  • Create the snow flakes using Pastiche and animate them using Newton3.

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