This beautiful video by Everton Schneider contains an effect that I've never seen done in Blender before. Great job Everton! Read how he did it.
I made this film in 2014 as a freelance for vimeo.com/tresquadros.
I used Blender for CG and After Effects for compositing and color correction.
The unfold animations was done with a combination of two add-ons:
- Export Paper Models - This one is for open the mesh just like the UV unwrap. You will get a mesh and an armature with a bone for each face.
- Unfold Transition - This another one is for the animation only. It also create bones but it don't unwrap the model.
This two add-ons are very powerful tools.