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Animating a 3D Retro Logo in After Effects
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Released Mar 18, 2013
Kori Valz

Guest Tutor

Kori Valz
Throughout these tutorials we will explore 3D space in After Effects. We will also discuss the use of the Shine and Particular effects in the Trapcode suite. Throughout the process, we will point out methods that allow for unexpected changes, possibly requested by a client, to be easily and efficiently implemented.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
00:57
Importing our logo and runway elements
2

Importing our logo and runway elements

 
08:47
Setting up and doing basic camera animation
3

Setting up and doing basic camera animation

 
10:03
Fine tuning the camera animation
4

Fine tuning the camera animation

 
03:15
Animating the logo color
5

Animating the logo color

 
09:34
Adjusting the look of the background and runway
6

Adjusting the look of the background and runway

 
06:58
Adding and animating glows for the logo
7

Adding and animating glows for the logo

 
08:34
Adding the Shine effect
8

Adding the Shine effect

 
09:45
Adding the logo reflection
9

Adding the logo reflection

 
07:52
Animating the runway using the Stroke effect
10

Animating the runway using the Stroke effect

 
09:46
Animating the logo using the Stroke effect
11

Animating the logo using the Stroke effect

 
07:11
Review of fine tuning of logo animation
12

Review of fine tuning of logo animation

 
09:50
Animating the star in 3D space
13

Animating the star in 3D space

 
08:14
Beginning to animate the star streaks
14

Beginning to animate the star streaks

 
09:58
Complete animation of the star streaks
15

Complete animation of the star streaks

 
10:17
Duplicating the stars
16

Duplicating the stars

 
06:30
Final touches and making changes efficiently
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Final touches and making changes efficiently

 
08:43