Shiny New Title Project

So I’m still getting over a little cold but I wanted to make something shiny so here is a project file that uses 3D looking text with a billion layers to create depth and shadows. Everything was created with After Effect and there are no Lights in the scene.

Watch Sample Video

Download CS4 Project File (I don’t have CS3 on my laptop)

161 RESPONSES TO "SHINY NEW TITLE PROJECT"
Joe
March 3rd, 2010 @ 11:22 pm
The specular gleam off the text looks really natural! Looks like it was made in a 3d program!
    Joanne
    December 4th, 2013 @ 7:20 am
    Yes! That was my favorite part actually... I had to know, so I picked it apart layer by layer and it is the CC Light Sweep effect. Just make your light adjustments and then animate the parameters for "center" ....
    This is going to really help the logo in the project I am doing, THANKS ANDREW!!!
jim_stone
March 3rd, 2010 @ 11:22 pm
Hey Andrew,

I hope that your cold goes soon and that you are well again. Thanks again for all you guys do. God bless you all.

Jim
Draco429
March 3rd, 2010 @ 11:22 pm
Looks shiny indeed. I'll have to take a look at this. :D
Darren Case
March 3rd, 2010 @ 11:23 pm
WOW! Thats really nice!
hope you feel better.
Andrea
March 3rd, 2010 @ 11:23 pm
THANK'S ANDREWWWWWWWW !!!!

WHEN THE NEXT TUTORIAL???? :=) :=)

CAN YOU SHOW A TUTORIAL WITH THE TRAPCODE HORIZON PLUG-IN?? I LOVE IT...

BYE BYE

ANDREW FROM ROME :=)
Diego G.
March 3rd, 2010 @ 11:25 pm
Andrew, Which resolution did you use for the video?
It's the first time I see it on use, at least I think so...
(I'm not saying it's bad) Nice title!
Kevan
March 3rd, 2010 @ 11:25 pm
Shiny!
sheesh, what's in your laptop that's supporting CS4?
March 3rd, 2010 @ 11:28 pm
I hope to record a new tutorial this weekend when my voice is back. I just used a weird resolution for this video because I wanted it to be very wide. As for my laptop, I have some flavor of a core 2.
Kyote
March 3rd, 2010 @ 11:35 pm
Very nice...I think there could be a pattern to what you post and how you feel??
Or how you want to feel!.....this looks pretty dam sharp,... as always!
Feel better bro'

K.
Heber
March 3rd, 2010 @ 11:40 pm
Andrew I wish I can have cs4...I think is time to save some money to get it because I think you are gonna make cs4 file since now.... :s

Thanks for the tut though!!
Diego G.
March 3rd, 2010 @ 11:41 pm
For some reason you didn't put the "Video" word in the title, but it's in the AE proyect...
Are you getting tired of Videos? :P (Maybe it's a hidden message)
Just Kidding...
March 3rd, 2010 @ 11:53 pm
Nice as always! I hope you get well soon! Can't wait for those tutorials!

By the way! Could you give me a tip? I'm looking forward to buy a 16Core processor, but I have been reading that is not as good as it's supossed to be. Do you recomend it? Which is your Computer specifications?! I think I'm not the only one with that doubt! Thanks!!! Get well!
milton corniell
March 4th, 2010 @ 12:02 am
muy bueno el video, esperemos que te mejores,saludos desde domican republic...
Blashaque
March 4th, 2010 @ 12:02 am
Andrew:) Go buy a CS3 on Yr laptop:), or enlarge the licence on desktop PC to get CS3 on laptop too:) Very cool vid. I'm lookin' forward to see the tut, because it is (as usual) to good to by-pass near it without emotions :) Best wishes
March 4th, 2010 @ 12:14 am
Looks awesome! And get well soon!
Gerry
March 4th, 2010 @ 12:14 am
Yeah, Andrew I'm agree with Blashaque,, please remake this project on CS3.. I don't have enough money to buy CS4 hehehe... Thanks before,, I can't wait for the new tutorial also... God bless
Dacri Burdan
March 4th, 2010 @ 12:25 am
Amazing!! Another great VC project!!
Keninchina
March 4th, 2010 @ 12:55 am
How do you come up with these ideas? Making shiny objects without the use of lights, its like carving a canoe with a spoon.
March 4th, 2010 @ 1:01 am
Looks really nice. Well done! Looking forward to the tutorial on CC Ball Action! Good work Andrew.
- Luke
Eilie Hallak
March 4th, 2010 @ 1:06 am
you're the one
March 4th, 2010 @ 1:15 am
wow!! It's very nice!!
al_
March 4th, 2010 @ 1:25 am
awesome! I guess I'll bee seeing it in the local TV station commercials and wonder, boy do these guys have talent. I bet they are well paid for your work (makes me sad : / ...)

al-
March 4th, 2010 @ 12:41 am
Very nice Andrew, Pretty cool looks like ice!

Hope you feel better soon I just got over s cold myself lol :)
Thanu
March 4th, 2010 @ 2:00 am
Hi Andrew
Ur a very generous person to give such an amazing project file for free, very helpful for all followers of VC :) A Mega Thanks

Ur Fan
THANU
Misao_not
March 4th, 2010 @ 2:00 am
Oh, wow, Andrew, this is looking freaking awsome! Hope I'm gonna see a new tutorial soon *winks*
March 4th, 2010 @ 2:00 am
wow ,very wide . i think you love blue color.
Laszlo
March 4th, 2010 @ 2:34 am
Hi!

Wathing your tutorials, and examining project files (like this one!), I think that the AE team at Adobe should lift their hats to guys like you! You really push the limits of AE... (like Aharon...)
Things will get serious when you accidentally call your wife a Project, and suggest her to use the Cinelook plugin instead of here own make up tools... :)))))) You've been warned!

Greetings from Hungary!
Semih
March 4th, 2010 @ 2:38 am
Congratulations Andrew!
Pufooka
March 4th, 2010 @ 4:12 am
I used this technique in PS to create some 3d looking texts and after that i also tried it with AE with less success but i got close to this. Anyway i think this hasnt got as much potential than it first seems.
Andrew Griffiths
March 4th, 2010 @ 4:29 am
Mr. K.
Love it,
is there any chanse of a CS3 version?
or even a tut?
March 4th, 2010 @ 4:59 am
noo, it's cs4, no way...
stephen thomas
March 4th, 2010 @ 5:01 am
Looking really slick. Think I've worked out how you did it (assuming you've not used any plug-ins).

Create millions (as you say) of stacked 3D text layers with transparency. The front and rear ones should have a white boarder and be not so transparent. For the shine on the text, it looks like you've simply created a white solid which has been heavily feathered and moved it along the text. This is masked by another copy of the text layer. As far as the gleams that appear at the edges of some of the letters, they also look like feathered solids that you fade in/out with the light passing. Add a blur, possibly box blur, to an adjustment layer at the top of the comp and keyframe it to zero in the first second.

Am I right? I love pulling these things apart and working out how I'd be able to duplicate them...
Joey
March 4th, 2010 @ 5:13 am
Wooow, how did you make this glass look? I try to rebuild that but...*cough* :)
Hope you feel better soon
Greets
Andrea
March 4th, 2010 @ 5:43 am
AH OK ANDREW....

I WAIT THE NEW TUTORIAL :=)

BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

ANDREW FROM ROME :)
Andrea
March 4th, 2010 @ 5:44 am
P.S.

PLEASE "TRAPCODE HORIZONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN" 3d BG.

HIHIHIHIH

CIAO CIAO :=)
Klas
March 4th, 2010 @ 5:47 am
Sweeeet!
Andrew, what are your specs on the laptop? Thinking of getting a new laptop and I´m uncertain on what to get. Has to work with Adobe Production Premium.

Anyway, thanks for everything.

//Klas
March 4th, 2010 @ 5:49 am
Make a Tutorial on how you made this :O
i really want to learn how to make cool looking 3d text in after effects


Kind regards from the Netherlands
i hope you read this and will make a tut ^
istef
March 4th, 2010 @ 6:09 am
I beg you not using your laptop anymore andrew plzzzz
I get depresssed everytime i see this "CS4" note
…
Unprivileged to dissect your billion layers, so sad ! ;-(
oras
March 4th, 2010 @ 6:14 am
Andrew get your voice back we are waiting for your new tutorial, but as for this one it great
Ari Lieb
March 4th, 2010 @ 6:18 am
This is GREAT Andrew!! It looks like it was made in a 3D program and the "light" streaks look like lights! Great illusion ;D
M
March 4th, 2010 @ 6:19 am
Looks great! the shadows under the text look like global illum, this is great.

Get well soon Andrew!
von G
March 4th, 2010 @ 6:24 am
get well soon! you are the man! God bless you all. I will say a prayer every day to get you voice back.
Tobias
March 4th, 2010 @ 6:53 am
If you're throat is still sore and voiceless, why not use a computer generated voice? ;-)
Rafa
March 4th, 2010 @ 6:56 am
Andrew,
One day there will be a statue of you in front of a school. You are a god... thanks for everything you share with us mere mortals.

Rafa.
March 4th, 2010 @ 6:57 am
Nice .. very Nice ;) ... I Have hope.. can u do it in cs 3 ? :P
Anthony Herrington
March 4th, 2010 @ 7:05 am
Looks cool! Looks like it was created in Blender or 3DSM... very impressive!
March 4th, 2010 @ 7:37 am
Glad to know that I'm not the only one who still hasn't upgraded.
Matt
March 4th, 2010 @ 7:47 am
This is actually very cool!
Craig
March 4th, 2010 @ 8:01 am
Andrew,

Is life getting busy? You must have found some wonderful opportunities that are keeping you really busy as things have certainly dropped off here in the way of tutorials and activity. We all certainly wish you all the best in your career but hope that your love for sharing doesn't diminish. You have become a leader with a devoted following and we all look forward to the nuggets of knowledge you share.

Thanks you again for sharing.

"Brothers In Arms"
james
March 4th, 2010 @ 8:24 am
Thanks this should come in to use, with the project i am currently working on. :D
Gforce
March 4th, 2010 @ 8:29 am
Yup! Always original.
popolo loco
March 4th, 2010 @ 8:32 am
ANDREW YOU ARE MY HERO "AMIGO"
popolo loco
March 4th, 2010 @ 8:34 am
ANDREW THANKS FOR ALL THE TUTORIALS YOU ARE THE MAN BRO. LOVE IT
oras
March 4th, 2010 @ 8:48 am
NICE U ARE REALLY CREATIVE. KEEP IT UP
tom
March 4th, 2010 @ 8:53 am
wow i cannot wait for the next tutorial,
youve been very active in the blog
I like the video blog - bring back the video blog,bring back the video blog etc you get the point

I thought the vidblog(video blog) was amazing
c you
March 4th, 2010 @ 9:08 am
Looks very cool, as always. Can't wait to watch this.
Zak
March 4th, 2010 @ 9:20 am
Hey Andrew great project i love it :)
nut can i ask you something and i hope that you'll read my post .. there is a null object layer called box02 i think it's layer number 41 i think that layer has tracked from a footage like creative cow box in their promos can you tell me what that and how can we use it because i found it very nice and maybe will be useful :) thank you Andrew
Eric
March 4th, 2010 @ 9:21 am
Excellent! So much depth and wonderful reflections... and all without a single light!
Amazing!

I'm going to have to check out more of those CC effects!

Feel Better!
March 4th, 2010 @ 9:57 am
What was the render time on this? And on that note what processor was it done on?
Aaron
March 4th, 2010 @ 9:57 am
Blashaque, go get CS4 and stop telling Andrew what to do.
Pewpewpewkerplowey
March 4th, 2010 @ 10:12 am
BWAH! That's awesome! A tutorial for this would be amazing!

Get better, you!
sushy
March 4th, 2010 @ 10:55 am
I can't open it with my cs3 version, pleaaaaase A.k can you make the tuto for the cs3 !!!
Gustavo
March 4th, 2010 @ 11:39 am
HEY ANDREW! NICE WORK!
I HAVE A QUESTION, DID YOU LEARNED AFTER EFFECTS,3DS MAX AND ALL THIS STUFF ALONE, OR DID YOU HAD ANY CLASSES OR STUDIED IN SOME SCHOOL?

IF YOU STUDIED IN SOME SCHOOL OR COLLEGE COULDU YOU PLEEEEEAAAAASE TELL ME THE NAME OF THE SCHOOL?

REALY THANKS
Carlo
March 4th, 2010 @ 11:41 am
Wow , beauty !!
I wait a tutorial of spectacular effect as "Energy" .
March 4th, 2010 @ 11:49 am
Andrew went to a creative guy college ;) ... well in the question and answer videos he said that he never wnet to any school for this kind of software ... so i guess he learned it all by himself ... btw .. those videos are found on youtube i believe. Andrew and Sam in a kinda interview like video.
Blake
March 4th, 2010 @ 12:05 pm
Why not just do it quick n' easy in blender?
Lyndon
March 4th, 2010 @ 12:34 pm
ong dude, that is awesome! i love this 3D txt, I made some that looked pretty cool in AE but this blew it out the water!

ur awesome Drew!
Matt in MO.
March 4th, 2010 @ 12:52 pm
Hey Andrew, I thought of you when I saw this on Red Giant's Facebook Page: http://www.howitshouldhaveended.com/videos?bcpid=51434042001&bclid=41247345001&bctid=68701708001

Hopefully this laughter gets you through your cold!
March 4th, 2010 @ 12:53 pm
I think I saw a smudge on your shiney object. It's hard to keep things clean when your sick.
Brian
March 4th, 2010 @ 1:20 pm
oMg, Andrew - FANTASTIC! I refuse to believe you used just After Effects. That looks even BETTER than 3D Text. Still looking forward to the CC Ball Action Tut!! Keep up the good work!!!!
BrunoSavioli
March 4th, 2010 @ 1:22 pm
SHOWWWWWWWW mannnnn!!!!!!!!
March 4th, 2010 @ 1:29 pm
Can't open project file until I upgrade to CS4... :(
soul.salem
March 4th, 2010 @ 1:48 pm
Wow, that's something I'd expect straight out of a 3d program like C4D or 3dsMax. Amazing that you could pull that off INSIDE After Effects!
March 4th, 2010 @ 2:02 pm
So, what HAPPENED to your voice?
Adam
March 4th, 2010 @ 2:27 pm
I love how that there a still new things to do in After Effects..the fun never ends!
March 4th, 2010 @ 3:09 pm
Thanks Andrew for this awesome project. It is more or less exactly what i have been trying to do on my own, without any real succes. This came to me as sent from above and is the perfect solution for my intro, thanks alot and i hope it is ok if i use it :) / Oskar from the Northpole.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgd8QTrGAHY
March 4th, 2010 @ 3:11 pm
Hi Andrew..
I want to know two things from you if you can & I'm damn sure that you can..!!
I want to know a little about the system requirement that must be suitable to use 3D max easily when you're to making a blast effect & put there some ray trace than the system is getting slow.. any special suggestion..?
& i trying to make some kinda water fall effect with the help of Trapcode particular but there have some problem that i'm facing ..so is there any way to show you my work & took some suggestion about it..
If you can take sometime for it so its an biggest honor..!
Thanks
March 4th, 2010 @ 3:14 pm
Hey Andrew...what can i say...? At least i'm not the only one sick here...so...hope we both get better soon. But this title....wowww....i love it. It came out so good...and the details...its amezing. A tutorial sometime..? Please...:))) Since i'm so dumb and can't really figure out my self...:))) Get better. All the best. Thanks for everything you do for us.
March 4th, 2010 @ 3:24 pm
One-thing more i want to say about this video that it's awesum..
I didn't see ever so realistic 3d text effect in after effect.. Hope that your voice coming soon:P
as we're waiting to listen..
"Hey wassup ANDREW KRAMER here from videocopilot.net & welcome to our another exciting tutorial"..!
March 4th, 2010 @ 3:40 pm
Wow, I think it would just be best to call you amazing in After Effects. I hope to be able to do these sorts of things soon. Great job, and an even greater website.
Vicky Shah
March 4th, 2010 @ 3:55 pm
Amazing sir...
Can u give me tutorial plz... I don't have CS4
March 4th, 2010 @ 4:22 pm
WOW!

The text is just brilliant!!!

BUT!

I think the "wet floor" (reflection) effect looks very unnatural here. Take it away or make it present from the very beginning =)

Can't wait to see the tut)
March 4th, 2010 @ 5:01 pm
Looks really nice. Well done! Looking forward to the tutorial on CC Ball Action! Good work Andrew.
– Luke

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UEHk3p7VDY&feature=youtube_gdata
March 4th, 2010 @ 5:29 pm
cool, I always have trouble of thinking of ideas on after effects, and once i have a good title idea Andrew makes a better one and I lose my attention to mine and I pay attention to his.
March 4th, 2010 @ 6:00 pm
hi Davlet..
I want to replied you of your comment for Andrew through a graphical point of with that in this video there have a crystal or a glass text place in the ground.. so the light effect is being drop out to the floor & the shadow is little bit enough.. I think is the enough realistic look that you must try to make & see with the help of some kinda drinking glass in a marble floor..
March 4th, 2010 @ 6:09 pm
Andrew all of your tutorials are great. Some of them help me to do my master thesis in Multimedia Engineering. Thank you very and keep up the hard work! Can't wait to see the tutorial for this video.
David S
March 4th, 2010 @ 6:18 pm
hey Andrew youtalked about human target before about some of their effects, but how about that ink drop opening, I really like that a lot.
David
Steve
March 4th, 2010 @ 6:44 pm
Mind you I haven't actually opened the project...

The concept of "faux" 3D text via (many) multiple layers is nothing new. That said, the render looks amazing so I am not knocking it at all - just saying to those who are amazed (at the concept) its been around awhile.

I know someone will say I am knocking AK and I am not doing that at all. He took an established idea and bumped it up about 10 levels. His render, like I said is amazing.

For those without CS4, the simple explanation is make a text layer duplicate it multiple times staggering each layer by .5 pixels or so in Z space (you can go smaller than that for a more solid look or larger for a more "ribbed" look) and you will get the 3d look.

Now something to think about - you can use this method to make nice enough looking 3D text to use in a render OR you can use this as a mock up in place of a real 3D render to save some time. For example if you have a client who wants to see what 3D text would look like (or he wants to look at several fonts) you can use this method - then when finalized do a real 3D render.

If you precompose the 3D text you can open the precomp and change the words and font and it will update in your main comp. You can save hours of work doing this because all you need to do is ram preview the work for your client instead of rendering out additional 3D in another program. Its especially time saving if the client wants animation changed.

Anyhow try precomping the text and plugging it in where ever you need it and spend more time being creative than staring a render screen.

You can even take it farther with vectors (think 3D "pop art") using the same method. Having different shaped layer (or sized) can change the look a great deal.

Just get inside AE and work with the concept. Don't get trapped into the "it only works if you follow a turorial exactly" mind set. Work outside the box and create something!
March 4th, 2010 @ 8:33 pm
I am very glad to find this perfect project,thanks a lot!It will be take great help to me.
Ramzes
March 4th, 2010 @ 11:10 pm
Andrew thanks, very nice project.. I hope to see you in DMA/LA March 16!:))Don't be late!
Sohrat
March 4th, 2010 @ 11:55 pm
Good job!

Thank you for your great contrebution Andrew.

greethings from Turkmenistan
March 5th, 2010 @ 12:32 am
Was inspired by this video yesterday went home and created this...PLEASE CHECK IT OUT!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZz6aCu-Snk
ShellReDux
March 5th, 2010 @ 12:46 am
how come you always have these brilliant ideas?? this is so unfair! :) thanks Andrew!!!
March 5th, 2010 @ 3:04 am
Shining video Andrew :) it's been some time since we hadn't got any new tutorial
Tim
March 5th, 2010 @ 3:45 am
Could you upload this project file for cs3?

It looks soo great ;D
Chris Heuer
March 5th, 2010 @ 6:14 am
Hey, I downloaded the project and now I have a cold!

Great stuff, Thanks!

C
March 5th, 2010 @ 7:24 am
I believe I saw this in a medicine commercial this morning. I think Tylenol.

Andrew, thanks tons for all your instruction and awesome product offerings. I'm saving up for the bundle and as soon as I get it my world will never be the same. Only wish I had learned AE all those years ago. It wasn't until I found your site that I realized that this is what I've been trying to do for years with all the wrong software. Alas it's never too late.
Rory
March 5th, 2010 @ 8:06 am
@steve

You just lost the internet.
X-Zero
March 5th, 2010 @ 9:55 am
please tuts for this great project!
Javi
March 5th, 2010 @ 10:15 am
Thanks for all this tips Andrew! This is the most inspirational website ever! :-)

Is it possible that you explain how this visual effect is made?
http://vimeo.com/9234270

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Loay Emad
March 5th, 2010 @ 12:02 pm
Incredibly Real !
Thank a lot, Andrew
Sarah
March 5th, 2010 @ 4:14 pm
Hello Andrew,
I'm taking training lessons on Adobe after effects online on Lynda.com, i passed beyond the basics series and still don't get anything, it's funny how i saw your first 10 tutorials and it was a BIG HELP.

what do you suggest?
jockap
March 5th, 2010 @ 4:48 pm
Rocking man! May I ask how you get those smooth looking gradients? Do you use h264 compression?
Joney Selmer
March 5th, 2010 @ 7:33 pm
wow, super very cool this proyect. amazing mr. Andrew!!!
you always sorprise us with urs tutorials.. great .
thank you very much!

peace.
xavier
March 5th, 2010 @ 11:05 pm
WOw this was so good it literally left me speechless
March 5th, 2010 @ 11:15 pm
Andrew if You can do it on CS3 :> ... This is awesome ...you are great :) :)
AsMar|n0_WeDini
March 6th, 2010 @ 12:05 am
Andrew kramer i dont wht to say man...u took After effects to a whole new level dude, i'm stoned here cause i only thought stuff like these are possible with cinema 4d and 3ds max!!!!!!!....RESPECT is urely earned from my side peace from Eritrea :)
Peter
March 6th, 2010 @ 2:20 am
HY, looks cold, and cool! : ) a can't wait for the CC ball action tut....

from:_Hungary (too)
aDMassu
March 6th, 2010 @ 3:00 am
I just wanted to reflect this huge respect I have for that what you are doing and sharing. You are an icon for our profession: a profession that is usually infected by the flue of opportunism.

Greeting from Frankfurt, Germany
March 6th, 2010 @ 6:51 am
Hey Andrew,

I'm a BiG FaN of you!!! Thanks for this awesome Project File and I can't wait for your next tut on the CC Ball Action...

Again, Thanks a billion and hope you lose your cold soon..
Zexipas
March 6th, 2010 @ 8:29 am
dude u are the best
March 6th, 2010 @ 11:30 am
hey man, u always rocks :)
sam
March 6th, 2010 @ 11:35 am
WE WANT SAM LOYA ! ! ! ! ! !
March 6th, 2010 @ 2:41 pm
i dont get why you would use this really... make a new text layer, disable view, new black solid, apply the effect 4 color gradient for a varied color, apply the effect shatter, custom shape, force 0 and tadaa you have 3d text in after effects
Jim
March 6th, 2010 @ 3:12 pm
All that work- All those layers! Use Maya, Strata CX, etc. They were MADE for this kind of thing. Leave the 3D to true 3D programs, and compositing to After Effects.
Looks good though...
Flash_tm
March 6th, 2010 @ 3:32 pm
I from Russia, S-Petersburg.
Thanks that you are!
March 6th, 2010 @ 3:51 pm
I agree there are good reasons to use a 3D program for titles but there also many good reasons to use After Effects. In AE Text is easy to edit and integrate into a new camera movement without having to go back between a 3D program with new camera data, plus re-rendering with GI is very slow...

One of the coolest parts about working on this project was recreating shadows and glossiness from scratch instead of having them calculated by a render engine in 3D. When you build something manually one piece at a time, you earn a stronger understanding of the physics involved plus the tools used to recreate a specific look.
Jhon
March 6th, 2010 @ 4:55 pm
Cool!!
Get better, Andrew!
William Fong
March 6th, 2010 @ 9:09 pm
This is really incredible, it somewhat reminds me of the new Tron Legacy text in from the small "wires" on the edges of the letters.
March 7th, 2010 @ 2:09 am
You are absolutely right Andrew! I am looking forward to see how things works in this example! Thanks for your research! :)
Peter
March 7th, 2010 @ 3:11 am
OF course! TUTORIALS!!!!!!!!!!!

And how is your voice? :)
March 7th, 2010 @ 3:24 am
I'm from Turkey. I'm a student. But I'm interested in After Effects and I follow videocopilot.net for learn AE. I have been studied all of tutorials for nine months. And I like this project. Text effects are very wonderful.
Samael
March 7th, 2010 @ 5:27 am
Andrew is right. as usual. In theory, you could create ANYTHING in After Effects, there really is no limit. with time (some times lots of it), and extensive knowlege in art and engenering and knowlege for how things work, you could go about and really replace every other applicaion and plugin out there.

Andrew Kramer really understands this. Not everyone has the abillity to think outside the box the way he does. And this is what makes him one of the greatest pioneers in the AE community.
LEi
March 7th, 2010 @ 9:39 am
This is awesome!!!I like it!!
juan carlos
March 7th, 2010 @ 10:09 am
esta rebueno espero que sigan los videos de cinema 4d que es muy bueno para el motion graphics saludos desde colombia
Polar
March 7th, 2010 @ 10:41 am
I agree with Andrew: trying to recreate this effect only using AE without external plugins is a solid learning method (after 4 days of try-and-wrong, i think i've a deeper understanding of AE).
Anyhow, this supposed to be a learning site... ;)
March 7th, 2010 @ 10:56 am
i´m from uruguay and i want to tell you that your are my really master....

thanks
dhanoman
March 7th, 2010 @ 5:44 pm
Sweet as always... Fighting the flu myself. Get better soon bro.
Roger (CD in Hong Kong)
March 7th, 2010 @ 8:14 pm
Love the color.
Paige
March 7th, 2010 @ 9:17 pm
Great!! I love it and cant wait for the tut for it!

Thank you so much Mr. Kramer for all your hard work, I hope you are better soon!!
syaf
March 7th, 2010 @ 9:45 pm
hope your voice is back..hey..is it really billions of layers? i hope its not that hard to render..
March 7th, 2010 @ 10:32 pm
Hey Andrew feel so bad for you! Get well soon :)
March 8th, 2010 @ 12:59 am
hey , Andrew i'm khanh , i live in vietnam , i speak English very bad, so or inform me feel , OK . I want you to help a business , i don't have AE CS 4 , I only have AE CS 3. So, You can hepl me Post Project of CS 3 Please...!
Thanks You Andrew
von G
March 8th, 2010 @ 2:46 am
I love cheating 3d in AE. And this project is awesome. I wish you, to make more 3d works in After Effects, to create a whole 3d world just in AE, i think, it would be a great challenge for the community. And as you say we all earn a better understanding on how these all works. Plus i love make this manually, instead of having them calculated by a 3D software. Get well soon, and keep publishing this kind of awesome projects. Thanks for all your works and tutorials.
augusto zalazar
March 8th, 2010 @ 9:05 am
Please Your people need a neww cinema 4d tutorial like scene you do for optical flares. may the force be with you.
Bye
Augusto from Argentina
Anthos
March 8th, 2010 @ 9:14 am
Andrew...mi esprimo con il Cuore, se non ci fossi Tu tante persone potevano dire BUONANOTTE ad A.E..
Andrew... Grazie di esistere!
Anthos Barletta - Italia
Andre
March 8th, 2010 @ 11:31 am
OMG! NO 3D PRGM?! i gotta see this by myself *downloads project*
Julien
March 8th, 2010 @ 11:46 am
Without a 3d progam... wow...AMAZING.

I was wondering when we will get to see the promo for optical flares!
Can't wait to see it!
Stephen Cordes
March 8th, 2010 @ 1:35 pm
Cs4 on a laptop isn't that hard to believe. I have it on my dual core with 8gb of ram. Run pretty good.

Great video andrew hope you get better soon
Phil
March 8th, 2010 @ 5:28 pm
This was awesome - but took a while to render. (8 minutes) - I have a i7 960 - 12GB DDR3 - Quadro FX 1800. Anyone else have any issues rendering?
yuda
March 9th, 2010 @ 8:29 am
that's awesome...
March 9th, 2010 @ 8:48 am
Hi .Special Tnx To Andrea . Im A Persian Boy And I love Your Product And Tutorial . I Can Just Say TNX.
March 12th, 2010 @ 1:44 pm
Hi Andrew, I would definitely say you are awesome man. i have never thought of making these sort of effects by myself it's all because of you.

one more thing i would like to share with you and other guys that is: when we create masks and adjust them., sometimes shape looks abrupt but if we move BEZIER HANDLLE by pressing CTRL+ALT, handles respond seperatly. so we can adjust our masks with few points and much more precisely.

once again thanks man. keep it up.
GDW
March 17th, 2010 @ 12:24 pm
This looks fantastic.

Are you going to post a tutorial on this one? I know the file is available, but I love watching it being made, and learning what each step is and why, so I can more easily apply individual steps elsewhere.

Thanks
Jane
March 19th, 2010 @ 8:27 am
oh,I have to say it's so amazing...
I'd like to learn it right now!!!
ps:I'm from China.
sengee
March 27th, 2010 @ 10:54 pm
Hi Andrew. i'm MONGOLIAN student. your thanks. very very nice toturial.
April 13th, 2010 @ 4:26 pm
Hi ANDREW!

I often use your tutorials. Thanks a lot man!!!

Please, even if u use CS4, save the projects for us in CS3 recognised file. I just can not afford now to pass to CS4... :( I'm sure - a lot of people wood like that...

Thank u very much & all the best!!!
cariaga
April 27th, 2010 @ 10:46 pm
very exellent VOICE GENERATOR
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Storm
June 3rd, 2010 @ 3:25 am
Thanks for this, i saw this a few days ago, downloaded it and then came back the next day and you took it down!?
but its back up.

And can i ask how come when i duplicate the Fist Text and change it. both text layers change ??
Hard to explain ^^
Christoph
June 10th, 2010 @ 3:19 pm
Hey Andrew,

great work - again. I'm a student in Germany and keep watching your tutorials and tips. They're really helpful and informative. Thank you.

Is there any chance of a CS3 Version? Or even a tutorial about this effect? I think it would be very helpful for those people who haven't a 3D program like Cinema 4D (or AE CS4 to open this amazing Project).^^

Best wishes from Germany
Peyman
June 13th, 2010 @ 8:16 pm
Hi
Wowwwwwwww, great job.
Alex Duarte
July 6th, 2010 @ 3:42 am
Hey Andrew!
I'm from Brazil! I always look for your tutorials because they are amazing!
But... how I can do something like these tuto? It's only layers? Please, if you can, send me a tuto, or something like!

thks!

PS: Sorry about my English!
:P
Donny Williams
September 30th, 2010 @ 11:29 am
EFFING AWSOME............MAKE IT STOOOOP!
Lee
December 20th, 2010 @ 1:52 am
Hey Andrew:
this Project File(Shiny New Title Project) can't be download.anyway,it is awsome.thanks X 100000000 times~
From china
    shannon.F
    March 11th, 2011 @ 6:14 am
    yes,i can't download too.can't watch demo.

    i leaned AE from Ak' video almost. thank AK verymuch
BJ
March 20th, 2011 @ 3:00 pm
Is there a tutorial for this project? I can't seem to find it.
Andrew
July 9th, 2011 @ 1:54 pm
Would anyone know how to make this look more gtitty and dark rather than shiny please reply if you have any ideas or know how to do so thank you! (:
esco
September 21st, 2011 @ 8:32 am
Cant Download project files, is there something wrong with the link?
Gin-I Dickerson
September 18th, 2012 @ 8:53 am
Andrew your THE MAN. I will soon get better at doing what I love. Video. I love how you explain everything step by step.
Thank you. From this hard core Video Chick.:)
Bill
December 17th, 2013 @ 11:39 pm
Thanks Andrew,
This is a very good tutorial on getting that classic glass look. I did this last year, and didn't save the link back to the tutorial. It took me about 40 minutes searching Google to re-find it, but it was well worth it!
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