I wanted to create a short 3D lego fight scene all in After Effects just to see what was possible.
Here was my process:
I used LEOcad to find the lego pieces that I wanted to use and individually exported each piece as its own OBJ.
I imported the OBJs into Video Copilot’s Element 3D and assembled them so they would be ready to animate straight in After Effects.
Then I just started animating and it evolved from there. I started with Iron Man and added the others as I went along. Using wireframes just helped with previewing faster.
Next it was time to add some lasers! I am a big fan of Video Copilot so I used Optical Flares and Saber Plugins. VC
Then it was time to put them all together and I was very happy with how it turned out.
Then I threw some NYC stock footage in just for fun.