Dennis Wei explains some of the techniques he used to create an X-Wing Hologram animation using Cinema 4D and After Effects, using the awesome free X-Wing model from videocopilot.net.
You will need the free Star Pack from Video Copilot to play along. You know that Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot worked on The Force Awakens? Indeed he did.
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