You think you need a 3D application to create something like this? Well… think again. Nice DNA chain made entirely in After Effects and Trapcode Form.
Three dimensional shapes are pretty hard to create in After Effects. Usually you are forced to use some 3D application like 3D Studio Max, or Cinema4D. But there are exceptions. As I mentioned in my blog post [intlink id="125" type="post"]More 3D stuff coming soon[/intlink] some time ago I will be posting more of these tutorials to show you how much of 3D you can actually have in After Effects.
This tutorial was originally made for AETuts.com. It focuses on using Trapcode Form and it’s layer maps as a main tool to create an illusion of three dimensional shape.