After Effects tutorial: Papercut animation techniques revealed How to produce a 2.5D scene that appears to be made out of paper, creating elements in Illustrator and then animating them in After Effects. By Emanuele Colombo | on February 13, 2013 Share Share Read next These stop-motion videos show incredible origami techniques Design an app prototype to win a trip to Adobe Max 2018 in LA Photoshop tutorial: Create an epic digital matte painting Design Trends 2018: 28 leading designers, creative directors & illustrators tell us what’s inspiring them for the year ahead Photoshop tutorial: Create cosmic art Visual Trends 2018: This year’s must-know colour, design, branding & photography trends Comments tom said: How do you give the shape layer a transparent fill? mreshane said: Dude, you're so talented, i really admired on how you propose your girlfriend, it's superb... Well done! :DBut for the animation tutorials i think there's a lacked mind if you take a look back.. :) something is missing..Thank you. . said: This is a rubbish tutorial. Step 6 & 7 are all wrong. poop said: Where isthe animation tutorial?????? Guest said: I mean step 8. Guest said: and with the circle layers in reverse order, circle 3 on top and circle 1 on bottom... Guest said: My step six looks a lot different than the step 6 pictured here. G L Y F said: "creating elements in Illustrator and then animating them in After Effects"good tutorial for setting up the scene, but nothing about how to animate it ... a pitty! adam said: Can someone tell me how to get the paper texture; as stupid a question as that mightseem Pils Scheuler said: there is NO animation...it's merely a scene with an 'animation technique' e.g., 3d paper in aftereffects..which, if you like that sort of thing, is very good...well done Emanuele Guest said: well, where is it? lol >< Jesse Meeding said: The first 16 slides show you how to set it up, now how do you animate it? Jen said: I don't see the animation part either. It stops at slide 16 when we add a light to it.. Animation should start now. Tasanai muksuwan said: cool! charlotte said: found it! charlotte said: where do i select alpha matte? Neil Bennett said: You should be able to see everything. Is it the video of the animation that's not working for you, or the slideshow for the tutorial? Leah said: how come I can't see the animation part? do i need to subscribe? Alan Figg said: superb, bravo bellisimi Sharifbd16 said: The quality and content is great, and it is very quick and easy to follow along. I really look forward to seeing more. Thank you so much! Guest said: Awesome tutorial, though I hit a snag on Step 6: "Drag the file and place it above the shape layer." The paper layer should be BELOW the shape layer (as pictured in the screen cap). e11world said: Beautiful and I love that I just bought a new computer with the Quadro4000 Nazar Malyy said: Amazing!