Create dynamic and customizable map animations with the GEOlayers 2 plugin for Adobe After Effects.
A few weeks ago I reviewed Google Earth Studio, a browser-based animation tool which allows users to create videos from Google’s 3D and satellite imagery. The beauty of this program is that it plays well with After Effects, seamlessly exporting 3D camera tracking data. A few minutes of flying your virtual camera around 3D cities and you’ll be hooked.
The unfortunate fact, however, is that Earth Studio is currently for non-commercial use only. Creators are free to use Earth Studio animations in news, research, education, and nonprofit projects, but a commercial license is not yet available. So what could possibly be an alternative to such a powerful map animation tool? Never fear, the GEOlayers 2 plugin is here.