GEOlayers 2 lets you browse and animate maps directly in After Effects. Use with Trapcode Mir 2 and create 3D terrains based on real data.
GEOlayers connects After Effects to imagery tile servers for up-to-date maps. It also provides direct access to all kinds of geospatial features of the world. Like this you can easily draw buildings to After Effects shape layers, highlight certain country borders, streets, lakes, rivers, places, label regions, animate routes, extrude buildings... whatever youll need.
GEOlayers 2 comes with 14 default Server Profiles each one representing a certain map style. All of them can be used for free! All you need to do is attribute the provider. GEOlayers also does this for you. Thats not all. You can add your own ones. Use the Universal API to connect to common imagebased tileservers or create a map style in minutes with the Stamen Mapstack API. Mapbox is also fully supported. Get yourself an account there and bring all its advantages to After Effects.
Browse maps directly inside After EffectsYou can scroll and zoom around in online maps inside After Effects, create keyframes and animate them. GEOlayers 2 will download all necessary imagery for your animation automatically. It comes with 14 default map styles and can be easily extended.
Find geographical features onlineSearch online for countries, cities, certain buildings, POIs and much more. The Features you find can be labeled in your animation, they can be drawn to your map, downloaded, exported and a lot more.
Create your Feature StylesSet up Styles that you can use to draw Features. Customize fill and stroke and create your Stylesets. GEOlayers 2 can also automatically apply Styles depending on what kind of Feature you want to draw. Additionally you can export them to a file and share it with others.
Add Labels to your animationLabel features with one click. Use and customize the default Label Templates or feel free to create your own ones. Every After Effects composition can be used as a Label Template.
Create and animate 3D LandscapesIf you have Trapcode Mir 2 installed you can create 3D Landscape setups with one click. Like this you can achieve stunning photorealistic animations based on real data.