Nicolas Plaire
I'm a freelance director and motion graphic artist living in Auckland, New Zealand. I lived in Paris for 6 years before going Down Under. I'm very much in love with camera work, After Effects and most recently matchmoving and Cinema 4D.
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create the "My Paper Mind" EffectPreview1
    Twice a month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from back in the archives of Aetuts+. Today we’ll look at this tutorial posted back in Aug 2009. This tutorial will teach you how to recreate the "My Paper Mind" effect done by Javan Ivey, but with the environment in mind, Nicolas has come up with a way to save some paper (as well as about 3 days worth of paper cuts!) It is all done in After Effects without any third party plug-ins. Enjoy!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Unfold A Magical Pop Up Book Simulation - Day 2Popthumb2
    On the second part of this two part tutorial, we focus on the pop up itself. Trigonometry and ellipse are on the menu where you'll learn to unfold correctly the elements based on a minimal number of keyframes.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Unfold A Magical Pop Up Book Simulation - Day 1Popthumb1
    Every child loves the magical Pop Up book with every page turn bringing a new 3d scene to life. In this two part tutorial we're gonna bust out some serious math to pull off this interaction between layers. Enjoy the tutorial... and if something pops out to you, let me know :)Read More…