Spin Like a Rubix Cube – An Adobe After Effects Tutorial

Make solids spin like a rubix cube using fake 3d techniques. You can do this in almost all versions of Adobe After Effects. Certainly cs6 has the extrude function but we don’t need that here and I’m not sure we even want it just right now. So if you have cs3, cs4 or cs5 you should be fine. Any older and just replace the “shape” layers with “solid” layers. That will make sense when you’re in there.

I’ve been getting a lot of requests for this, ever since the “how to Sync Motion Typgraphy to Audio intro use this effect in it. If you want to see that go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcj6EFCwPkE or if you want to see what this is all about just watch the intro, that’s literally what we’ll be making. Sorry it took so long to get to this though. But it’s here now so enjoy!

Alternate titles include but are not limited to “You Spin Me Right Round”, “Meat Spin”, and “Rubix Cube Solved in Record time 2012”. Do you get in trouble for having titles that don’t match you content these days?

Thanks everyone who requested this tutorial, if you have any requests always ask them at me and I’ll try to get to them depending on time and demand.

If you have any questions post them in the comments or hit me up on twitter @ECAbrams.

Thanks again for watching and have a nice day.
Evan Abrams

3D Tracking/Camera Solving – An Adobe After Effects cs6 Tutorial


Increase the VFX possibilites with ease in this tutorial for Adobe After Effects cs6

3d Camera tracking or Camera “solving” as it’s properly called, will generate a virtual camera that tracks the physical camera moves you’ve made in a scene so you can place virtual things in there and they will look like they belong. It’s not that hard, and with cs6 it’s even easier. There are some trade offs and caveats to watch out for. This feature is new in cs6 so it’s by no means perfect.

Follow along and hopefully you’ll be up and making things in no time. And if you have any questions just leave them in the comments. There will be more tutorials on the advanced functions of this tool but for now this should get you started.

Thanks for watching and have a nice day.
Evan Abrams