Text Animations in 32bpc

I was playing around with the text animators in floating point color (32-bpc), and created some interesting results. With a high floating point color, the text creates a more vibrant result. Check out the 3D Sparks Tutorial for more information on the subject.

With a little more work, I could probably even make them suck a bit less. That’s called confidence!

Sample Video
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109 Comments

JOGINDER
3 years ago
Andrew i like ur Tutorial … make more and god Bless U.. Take care
MUNEEB
3 years ago
sir i really love ur videos and lotz of stuff but as iam a beginner in adobe after effects i have no cc plugins and many more effects how can i get them for free i need it
Lester
3 years ago
andrew, sir. could you make a tutorial in this project? it's awesome,
Fan
3 years ago
Hi Andrew , Thank you for sharing this , you`re Awesome!
Ricardo
3 years ago
Is it possible to make the intro Bigger ? like 15 sec not 4 ? hope u can help
Franco
4 years ago
Dear all, forgive my ignorance: Although it's not the main purpose of the project, I really enjoyed the per-character animation. While tinkering with the settings I couldn't figure out which of the animation properties makes the characters cross & slide from one side to the other.

Only by adding a "position" property it kinda looks the same but the original doesn't use it. Am I missing something?

Thanks!
4 years ago
dear Andrew kramer i m wondering that how this effect is made by the video editor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dnRmfaORGU
4 years ago
Very nice Andrew:) I waiting for the tutorial.
Jariel
4 years ago
Awesome dude!I know you share knowledge..it´s very great! but DON´T PUT THE PROJECTS HEEEEEEEEEERREEE!..Peoples don´t want to learn here..the most just want the project! For this reason there are to many equal tv commercials and effects away...be a nice guy and DONT PUT PROJECTS HERE!!!
I learned a lot about text animations by downloading your files. Thanks!
matt
4 years ago
Hey Andrew, I think I spotted your effect over here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOWMopNcyHU&feature=player_embedded

Go to 1:03 for the effect
4 years ago
oh very good
شكرا
amin
4 years ago
hi,
please make a new tutorial with particules.
Dmitri
4 years ago
All kind day. There is not a bad fate here he. http://www.digitaljuice.com/djtv/detail.asp?page=1&sortby=&searchid=0&rpid=0&rvid=0&swid=0&sid=470 .Would like that you would create him how to make in Adobe After Effects. And to make even more abruptly.
jay
4 years ago
love it

any chace on a tut ?
James Wolf
4 years ago
Hey, Crush...

Good to know such good info.

It seems like Uranus will make a close approach at the same night too. :D
James Wolf
4 years ago
Well, I answered right after the guy, but my comments are always "awaiting moderation" God only knows why… here goes another shot.

Lucien,

That icon you mentioned appears when you’re using a property called PER-CHARACTER 3D TEXT, available only to text layers. Maybe you never used it, so you have never seen it before. Try experimenting, though, for it is a powerful resource.

Wish it was helpful.
Hmm, You Need a Really Effective Website Design!
4 years ago
Hi, Andrew

Did you see the movie 300 (please see).
In this movie, movie creators used Blood videos like
"Action Essentials 2: 02. Blood"
Do you can make a movie Like 300 (00:48:00 to 00:49:10 Slow Motion) with your Axe (or Spear like 300) and with your Action Essentials 2.
Do you Understand?

I am Edris Mohammadi from Persia.
4 years ago
Greetings my IDOL mr. Andrew kramer ..I've made a score for our school campus . . . anything you can say about this?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI7ab-0i10E&feature=player_embedded
Crush
4 years ago
AK, you're not the only one with jokes. LOL ;)
Crush
4 years ago
Did you guys know that Jupiter will be it's closest to earth on Monday. 368 million miles from Earth Also,
UrAnus actually will be 1.7 billion miles from Earth on Monday night. (Hope U can hold it)......ROFLMAO

Had to do that joke but it is a true story:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100917/ap_on_sc/us_sci_jupiter_s_approach
4 years ago
Pretty nice indeed :) Whenever I know I will be using any kind of glows or lighting effect in my project, I switch on that 32bpc button :) It would be nice to see a comparison of this animation of 8bpc to 32bpc

you're the man, Andrew Kramer!
4 years ago
That one simple 32 bit tip has been invaluable as I design graphics for my clients. These tutorials are absolutely top notch, and keep me striving for high quality work!

Thanks, Andrew!
Crush
4 years ago
AK,

Love the new intro for FRINGE. Caught it last night on the preview of next weeks season premiere. Do I hear a TUT coming on!!!!LOL
4 years ago
Dear i like ur FX And Tutorial ... make more and god Bless U.. Take care
simplekhent
4 years ago
Greeting my IDOL mr. Andrew kramer .. please watch my score for our school campus . . . anything you can say about it?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI7ab-0i10E&feature=player_embedded
Spray
4 years ago
Another great exampole how to creativly use Optical Flares, other Videocopilot products with 3ds max in this Transformer test movie by Alex Semenov

http://vimeo.com/14852606

Just awsome
4 years ago
Spanks AK! Did this little number the other night for our clan line up on our front page. Rockin' the [4k] rez too! :0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHe3H2kfXP4
Dude
4 years ago
Which codecs/file formats support 32 bit color? When you output a beautiful looking 32 bit ae project back to the standard 8 bit animation codec .mov all the cool 32 bit look goes away. How can you get the 32 bit look back into into a usable format?
Jason Pollock
4 years ago
Hey Andrew this was great.

I tried doing this from scratch on my own to learn the technique, but I could never get the colors to pop nearly as much as your example. I even tried match your sample project setting for setting but no luck. Then I went back and re-watched the sparks tutorial. Turns out my fill color wasn't super-brite. Once I realized that I tweaked the settings and it's looking great!

Thanks again!
4 years ago
Hi, Andrew

Did you see the movie 300 (please see).
In this movie, movie creators used Blood videos like
"Action Essentials 2: 02. Blood"
Do you can make a movie Like 300 (00:48:00 to 00:49:10 Slow Motion) with your Axe (or Lance like 300) and with your Action Essentials 2.
Do you Understand?

I am Edris Mohammadi from Persia.
JaZ
4 years ago
I am really grateful towards you , Andrew. I'm a rookie Movie maker.. and you help me making my dreams come closer ..

The Most thing I really regret is that I download your Products + Tutorials illegally ... I am really sorry and I know this is not the right way of saying Thanks, but what to do .. I am a 16 years old Teenager .. and I haven't got 100$ to spend on sound effects ... I hope you read this message and understand it ... Thank You ..
4 years ago
I tend to do as many of my fx in 32bpc as my poor overworked processor will let me. Nothing beats the punch of proper light bloom, and I was really glad that Optical Flares is 32bpc. Just wished more plugins were, e.g. the CC plugins, and the stock Lens Blur plugin.
Gabriel F.
4 years ago
I know its not good, but i'm saying that the explosions, debris, shoots, looks like its from action essentials 2...just kidding..
4 years ago
@Gabriel: That is the lamest intro EVER! I'm always disappointed at what people can do with motion graphics
4 years ago
Hey, Lucien...
That icon you mentioned appears when you're using a property called PER-CHARACTER 3D TEXT, available only to text layers. Maybe you never used it, so you have never seen it before. Try experimenting, though, for it is a powerful resource. :D

Here's what Adobe says about it:

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/aftereffects/cs/using/WS659A8F62-2B68-41b0-B6E9-9D85E09B331Ca.html

Wish it was helpful. ;)
Blondi
4 years ago
Back to one. :)
4 years ago
Nice! I'll feature this on my blog.. :)
Jason Pollock
4 years ago
Andrew- your text animations look great!

I downloaded your sample project and tried replicating the effect on my own from scratch using CS5. Even though every single last setting is identical to yours, the color effects are much more subdued looking than the example.

When I copy your animator setting and paste it on my text, the effect matches. I'm not sure why this happens, especially since every setting is identical. Any thoughts?

Appreciate any advice you've got!
lucien
4 years ago
he we got smileys!!!!!! :) :) :);):(
lucien
4 years ago
wow, simply amazing!!!! But I got one question..... why on earth are there 2 mini boxes in the 3d layer box. I never seen that before only 1 box. And this made me curious so can you tell me what those mini boxes mean???????????
Jam Neil
4 years ago
you've made better things!!!
4 years ago
Awesomely awesome!
willardo
4 years ago
Nice as always. But what is this American obssesion with guns? Why not make something with Pot, hookers or Delfts Blauw?
Gabriel F.
4 years ago
P.S.: Andrew, did you make the “Worst Case Scenario” opennings? It just your stile.

Hahaha perfect one!
It really looks like...
Action Essentials 2 RULES!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2yMtzdGgTc&feature=fvst
4 years ago
I need you to publish my site, because I need members please.
Ivan
4 years ago
check it out ! Russian Transformers ! :) :) :) :)
http://vimeo.com/14852606
euclid
4 years ago
Very nice Andrews -Waiting the tut ...
Mark de Rooij
4 years ago
so freakin awesome and clean! it rokz
Martin
4 years ago
Damn man I would give my left nut for a 5D m2 with good lenses... and my right one for a RED haha, gotta wait untill I get the money to shoot awesome looking stuff like you got there.
Dory Yasmine
4 years ago
Hello Andrew, this might be a very basic question but when I opened the project file I noticed that when you turn the text into a 3D layer there are 2 cubes icon instead of the 1 cube. what does it mean? and there's no camera or null object or anything ... so can you clear that Andrew? thanks a lot man
Joraph
4 years ago
It's really cool Andrew......
4 years ago
Blue Steel =D

Andrew, you must really love Zoolander (It's an awesome, yet idiotic movie)
Gee
4 years ago
Brilliant text effects!
Chris
4 years ago
lol, "Another One"

Good work andrew, very cool, indeed.
seif
4 years ago
i really wanted to get started using ae but i didn't even know what a comp is! Anyway, after i watched your vids i am now an expert in ae & 3ds! ~an 11 year old kid from egypt.
mystiq
4 years ago
I loved the 3rd and 4th one. How did you make it? ;d
4 years ago
¡¡¡¡Siiii!!!! So downloading it! Thanks!
Peter Kreitner
4 years ago
dacometric! awsome!
Gianni
4 years ago
Simply...wonderful!!!
Brandon Randle
4 years ago
This is awesome. How can something so simple look as cool as it does?!
Loving the Zoolander references!!!

Greetings from the small chav filled town of Rugby in the UK ;)
James Rockett
4 years ago
This is great! The effects look awesome... Thanks Andrew! I'm having one issue though:

I'm on CS5 on a Mac... I open up the project file and everything looks fine, but it's like the colors of the text animators are cached or something... like when you click on the color picker, it'll bring up the wrong color and then you can't find the original color you were using in it to make the color pop.

Anyone else having this issue?
Olivier-Mauritius
4 years ago
Really cool what you did... Way to go..
4 years ago
;] THIS IS GREAT.
WHEN IS THE NEW PLU-IN COMING>>>>>>???
Mim
4 years ago
the last one reminds me of the Assassin's Creed text O.o
4 years ago
ANDREW,

Please check this one out and do let us know if you managed to break the method of the editing of this footage ok!!

http://vimeo.com/14821961

Guys,

New wave is coming!!
Aerandir
4 years ago
That's a cool one, thanks for sharing :)
4 years ago
Nice one Andrew.
Please have a look at my website for FREE 3d max video tutorials and tell me what u think.
gfx2day.com
faddy
4 years ago
faddy
4 years ago
4 years ago
Awesome !!!! GG andrew...

hey andrew...any News Tutoriels ????
Yambo
4 years ago
I think it would be better if you posted a 8bit project, so that we would see what are the differences...

Anyway good job, another great work from AK :))
Kride
4 years ago
It's looks very Good))) Thanks you, Andrew, thanks for all your tutorias))))) Thanks to you I have mastered after effects))))))))

From Russia)))
lachlan nicolson
4 years ago
yo can someone go see tomorrow when the war began its mad movie, then tell me in after effects terms; how did they do the ending credits? with the cartoon effects its mad!
4 years ago
thanks andrew.
please make a tutorial for this one .

greetings from IRAN .
4 years ago
That's Amazing and Andrew you are Amazing Too.

I am Mehran Aghramazani from Iran/Sanandaj/Kurdestan
4 years ago
this is so beautiful!
For the god's sake, please make a tutorial about this project.

I love you
I am Edris Mohammadi from Sanandaj, Kurdistan, Iran.
4 years ago
As always, very nice Andrew.
Thank for sharing.

I love you
I am Edris Mohammadi from Sanandaj, Kurdistan, Iran.
joraph
4 years ago
Nice one dude. Any update on atom.
Prince2806
4 years ago
Looks cool! Good job Andrew!!
Albin
4 years ago
Thanks andrew, nicely done ;)
Eshita
4 years ago
Love all your work =)
Salomon
4 years ago
That looks awesome. Good Job Andrew
Austin
4 years ago
Awesome! You are blessing the world with your innovations. Thank you very much.
DaronSneed
4 years ago
You'd have to work hard to make it suck AK! LOL
William Fong
4 years ago
Very nice! Although maybe utilizing the 32 bit a bit more by having some bokeh effects in the background (not too much). Dunno I just think that might add that extra kick.
Ed
4 years ago
So how much does this add to render time?
[SIC]
4 years ago
EPIC!
Adobe Created, Andrew Perfected - AE!!
Zachary
4 years ago
Beautiful as always!
Konny Chan
4 years ago
SO COOL!!!!! Wish you a nice day Andrew!
paul holt
4 years ago
how about a little hint regarding the new plug-in
ah shang
4 years ago
Cool~i learn a lot ~~~thx you so much !!!!!make more Blog SHow and tutorial~i loving it `
Dane Graphics
4 years ago
Awesome. If you look at the one that says 'Another One' frame by frame it looks like it subliminally says 'Not Another one'. :P
Leonardo Sonza
4 years ago
Awesome... impressive!
DigitalGreen
4 years ago
did you use Atom? Andrew, I keep refreshing the page to see any news on Atom xD
DriftingStudios
4 years ago
Imagine riot gear with this?
DIEGO
4 years ago
OWWW... NICE ANDREW! THIS IS A GREAT TUTORIAL...
4 years ago
32 bits RULES, but sometimes it takes much more time for render, I've done a role movie in 32 bits, result be stunning, with you want to check out: http://www.vimeo.com/14005975

regards

P.S.: Andrew, did you make the "Worst Case Scenario" opennings? It just your stile.
4 years ago
It looks cool Adrew ! Thank for sharing.
4 years ago
Wow, really nice Andrew!
Wish I had done my latest short film in 32b-p-c now ;D
Looks amazing ;D
*admires*
4 years ago
That's cool, and you so cool Andrew.
Griffin
4 years ago
As always, very nice Mr. Kramer. There are tons of people (including me) who would be lost in after effects, without you!
4 years ago
Look'n good AK ;)
4 years ago
Sick!!! Love text tutorials!!
4 years ago
Awesome. Somehow I got first. And feel kind of childish posting for now reason. But I have to.
David_97
4 years ago
32 bits = awesomeness :D
Gabriel
4 years ago
Very nice! Vibrant colors are more atractive for the public, it helps specially for ads.
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