As a motion graphic animator without a background in 3D animation, I need to find every tool I can to successfully blend 2D elements, video, and pseudo-3D effects. After Effects has some built-in functionality, but I have come to rely on plug-ins like Polyline to “cheat” the effects I see in my head but don’t quite have the modeling experience to execute.
One style I’ve been working with heavily is incorporating polygonal “ribbons” that run through still photos. Easy as pie in Photoshop, less so when committed to motion. This has been an absolute god-send since I found it.
Looking to add some stylization to your work? Give Polyline a look!