A work buddy of mine recently approached me with the following two videos and asked if it was possible to recreate this cube spinning effect in After Effects without Cinema 4D.

vimeo.com/13458659

vimeo.com/7576197

Needless to say I was up for the challenge. My cube was created entirely in After Effects using only 2D shape layers that were then converted to 3D layers in AE. I used a few lights and a couple "fake" shadows to help pull off the effect, but I was pleased with the result.

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