This article describes how to integrate MapTiler Cloud maps with Adobe After Effects video editing tool while using the GEOlayers 3 plugin from the company aescripts + aeplugins. It provides a basic overview of all 3 tools and a quick and easy guide on how to optimally leverage them to create wonderful videos with maps.
The whole toolset is built from 3 independent paid tools. In case you are looking for a completely free solution for your video-making activities, there are other tools out there that might fit your project.
- Adobe After Effects Paid Subscription
- GEOlayers 3 Plugin (one-time purchase)
- MapTiler Cloud FLEX Paid Subscription
Adobe After Effects
Adobe After Effects (AE) has been an industry pillar for many years and it is still being used by thousands today, despite its numerous competitors. AE is a professional video editing platform that offers the full set of tools for every video maker ranging from a kid in their mom's basement up to a full-time video editor in a film studio or an advertising agency. AE is closely interconnected with other tools from the Adobe ecosystem and it leverages the latest technological advancements from the film industry, professional photography, 3D design, and audio processing. Check it out!
About the GEOlayers 3 plugin
Since maps are nowadays very frequently used to visually represent everyday events, natural disasters, cultural phenomenons, or other spatial-related information, it just makes sense to be able to animate maps and make them "alive", in order to show them in an aesthetically appealing manner. The GEOlayers plugin makes this possible and provides a very rich source of maps (supplied by MapTiler) directly for the Adobe After Effects video editing software. And it is not just regular flat maps! You can utilize 3D buildings or 3D terrain as well. The plugin also enables to work with watermasks and labels in various languages.
How to start using MapTiler maps in Adobe After Effects
- Install Adobe After Effects
- Install the GEOlayers 3 plugin
- Activate MapTiler Cloud FLEX
- Connect GEOlayers 3 with MapTiler
- Start using MapTiler maps in your videos