After Effects Origami Paper Folding Effect

This quick tutorial will show you how to fold an object like a paper Origami object in 3D space using Adobe After Effects. We took some time trying to figure this out and along the way were reminded of some very powerful features and concepts that have since changed our ability and knowledge of both 3D space and After Effects in general.

Pay particularly close attention to the implications of moving the center-point in an object. It's a great launching pad into comprehending 3D animation and 3D space. 

It's all about the Z, baby.