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
Download Project File (CS4+)

September 13th, 2010 @ 3:12 pm
Very nice! Vibrant colors are more atractive for the public, it helps specially for ads.
September 13th, 2010 @ 3:12 pm
32 bits = awesomeness :D
September 13th, 2010 @ 3:12 pm
Awesome. Somehow I got first. And feel kind of childish posting for now reason. But I have to.
September 13th, 2010 @ 3:13 pm
Sick!!! Love text tutorials!!
September 13th, 2010 @ 3:13 pm
Look'n good AK ;)
September 13th, 2010 @ 3:14 pm
As always, very nice Mr. Kramer. There are tons of people (including me) who would be lost in after effects, without you!
September 13th, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
That's cool, and you so cool Andrew.
September 13th, 2010 @ 3:18 pm
Wow, really nice Andrew!
Wish I had done my latest short film in 32b-p-c now ;D
Looks amazing ;D
September 13th, 2010 @ 3:27 pm
It looks cool Adrew ! Thank for sharing.
September 13th, 2010 @ 3:48 pm
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


P.S.: Andrew, did you make the "Worst Case Scenario" opennings? It just your stile.
September 13th, 2010 @ 3:56 pm
September 13th, 2010 @ 4:11 pm
Imagine riot gear with this?
September 13th, 2010 @ 4:23 pm
did you use Atom? Andrew, I keep refreshing the page to see any news on Atom xD
Leonardo Sonza
September 13th, 2010 @ 5:04 pm
Awesome... impressive!
Dane Graphics
September 13th, 2010 @ 5:13 pm
Awesome. If you look at the one that says 'Another One' frame by frame it looks like it subliminally says 'Not Another one'. :P
ah shang
September 13th, 2010 @ 6:11 pm
Cool~i learn a lot ~~~thx you so much !!!!!make more Blog SHow and tutorial~i loving it `
paul holt
September 13th, 2010 @ 6:39 pm
how about a little hint regarding the new plug-in
Konny Chan
September 13th, 2010 @ 7:10 pm
SO COOL!!!!! Wish you a nice day Andrew!
September 13th, 2010 @ 8:12 pm
Beautiful as always!
September 13th, 2010 @ 8:56 pm
Adobe Created, Andrew Perfected - AE!!
September 13th, 2010 @ 9:12 pm
So how much does this add to render time?
William Fong
September 13th, 2010 @ 9:29 pm
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.
September 13th, 2010 @ 9:49 pm
You'd have to work hard to make it suck AK! LOL
September 13th, 2010 @ 10:40 pm
Awesome! You are blessing the world with your innovations. Thank you very much.
September 13th, 2010 @ 11:11 pm
That looks awesome. Good Job Andrew
September 13th, 2010 @ 11:46 pm
Love all your work =)
September 14th, 2010 @ 12:18 am
Thanks andrew, nicely done ;)
September 14th, 2010 @ 12:20 am
Looks cool! Good job Andrew!!
September 13th, 2010 @ 11:55 pm
Nice one dude. Any update on atom.
September 14th, 2010 @ 1:22 am
As always, very nice Andrew.
Thank for sharing.

I love you
I am Edris Mohammadi from Sanandaj, Kurdistan, Iran.
September 14th, 2010 @ 2:03 am
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.
September 14th, 2010 @ 2:08 am
That's Amazing and Andrew you are Amazing Too.

I am Mehran Aghramazani from Iran/Sanandaj/Kurdestan
September 14th, 2010 @ 2:13 am
thanks andrew.
please make a tutorial for this one .

greetings from IRAN .
lachlan nicolson
September 14th, 2010 @ 3:24 am
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!
September 14th, 2010 @ 3:31 am
It's looks very Good))) Thanks you, Andrew, thanks for all your tutorias))))) Thanks to you I have mastered after effects))))))))

From Russia)))
September 14th, 2010 @ 3:44 am
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 :))
September 14th, 2010 @ 4:14 am
Awesome !!!! GG andrew...

hey andrew...any News Tutoriels ????
September 14th, 2010 @ 6:07 am
September 14th, 2010 @ 6:08 am
September 14th, 2010 @ 7:28 am
Nice one Andrew.
Please have a look at my website for FREE 3d max video tutorials and tell me what u think.
September 14th, 2010 @ 7:40 am
That's a cool one, thanks for sharing :)
September 14th, 2010 @ 8:18 am

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



New wave is coming!!
September 14th, 2010 @ 8:36 am
the last one reminds me of the Assassin's Creed text O.o
September 14th, 2010 @ 9:18 am
September 14th, 2010 @ 9:21 am
Really cool what you did... Way to go..
James Rockett
September 14th, 2010 @ 9:26 am
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?
Brandon Randle
September 14th, 2010 @ 10:15 am
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 ;)
September 14th, 2010 @ 11:48 am
Peter Kreitner
September 14th, 2010 @ 11:58 am
dacometric! awsome!
September 14th, 2010 @ 12:28 pm
¡¡¡¡Siiii!!!! So downloading it! Thanks!
September 14th, 2010 @ 2:09 pm
I loved the 3rd and 4th one. How did you make it? ;d
September 14th, 2010 @ 4:44 pm
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.
September 14th, 2010 @ 7:19 pm
lol, "Another One"

Good work andrew, very cool, indeed.
September 14th, 2010 @ 8:40 pm
September 14th, 2010 @ 11:29 pm
Brilliant text effects!
September 15th, 2010 @ 1:35 am
Blue Steel =D

Andrew, you must really love Zoolander (It's an awesome, yet idiotic movie)
September 15th, 2010 @ 2:43 am
It's really cool Andrew......
Dory Yasmine
September 15th, 2010 @ 3:00 am
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
September 15th, 2010 @ 3:07 am
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.
Mark de Rooij
September 15th, 2010 @ 5:40 am
so freakin awesome and clean! it rokz
September 15th, 2010 @ 5:41 am
Very nice Andrews -Waiting the tut ...
September 15th, 2010 @ 6:09 am
check it out ! Russian Transformers ! :) :) :) :)
September 15th, 2010 @ 7:11 am
I need you to publish my site, because I need members please.
Gabriel F.
September 15th, 2010 @ 7:55 am
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!!
September 15th, 2010 @ 8:01 am
Nice as always. But what is this American obssesion with guns? Why not make something with Pot, hookers or Delfts Blauw?
September 15th, 2010 @ 10:31 am
Awesomely awesome!
Jam Neil
September 15th, 2010 @ 12:55 pm
you've made better things!!!
September 15th, 2010 @ 1:04 pm
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???????????
September 15th, 2010 @ 1:14 pm
he we got smileys!!!!!! :) :) :);):(
Jason Pollock
September 15th, 2010 @ 3:14 pm
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!
September 15th, 2010 @ 5:04 pm
Nice! I'll feature this on my blog.. :)
September 15th, 2010 @ 5:59 pm
Back to one. :)
September 15th, 2010 @ 7:37 pm
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:


Wish it was helpful. ;)
September 16th, 2010 @ 2:46 am
@Gabriel: That is the lamest intro EVER! I'm always disappointed at what people can do with motion graphics
Gabriel F.
September 16th, 2010 @ 8:09 am
I know its not good, but i'm saying that the explosions, debris, shoots, looks like its from action essentials 2...just kidding..
September 16th, 2010 @ 8:28 am
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.
September 16th, 2010 @ 10:46 am
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 ..
September 16th, 2010 @ 11:07 am
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.
Jason Pollock
September 16th, 2010 @ 12:10 pm
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!
September 16th, 2010 @ 5:47 pm
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?
September 16th, 2010 @ 11:16 pm
Spanks AK! Did this little number the other night for our clan line up on our front page. Rockin' the [4k] rez too! :0

September 17th, 2010 @ 1:44 am
Another great exampole how to creativly use Optical Flares, other Videocopilot products with 3ds max in this Transformer test movie by Alex Semenov


Just awsome
September 17th, 2010 @ 6:50 am
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
September 17th, 2010 @ 7:36 am
Dear i like ur FX And Tutorial ... make more and god Bless U.. Take care
September 17th, 2010 @ 9:25 am

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
September 17th, 2010 @ 9:33 am
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!
September 17th, 2010 @ 10:25 am
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!
September 17th, 2010 @ 2:42 pm
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:

September 17th, 2010 @ 2:44 pm
AK, you're not the only one with jokes. LOL ;)
September 17th, 2010 @ 6:20 pm
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
September 19th, 2010 @ 11:36 pm
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.
September 20th, 2010 @ 11:49 am
Hmm, You Need a Really Effective Website Design!
James Wolf
September 21st, 2010 @ 8:17 pm
Well, I answered right after the guy, but my comments are always "awaiting moderation" God only knows why… here goes another shot.


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.
James Wolf
September 21st, 2010 @ 8:21 pm
Hey, Crush...

Good to know such good info.

It seems like Uranus will make a close approach at the same night too. :D
September 22nd, 2010 @ 12:16 pm
love it

any chace on a tut ?
September 23rd, 2010 @ 12:25 am
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.
September 23rd, 2010 @ 8:02 am
please make a new tutorial with particules.
September 24th, 2010 @ 6:37 am
oh very good
September 30th, 2010 @ 4:12 pm
Hey Andrew, I think I spotted your effect over here:


Go to 1:03 for the effect
October 4th, 2010 @ 10:57 am
I learned a lot about text animations by downloading your files. Thanks!
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:05 am
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!!!
October 13th, 2010 @ 10:31 am
Very nice Andrew:) I waiting for the tutorial.
December 2nd, 2010 @ 11:10 pm
dear Andrew kramer i m wondering that how this effect is made by the video editor
January 16th, 2011 @ 1:19 pm
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?

July 9th, 2011 @ 10:25 am
Is it possible to make the intro Bigger ? like 15 sec not 4 ? hope u can help
January 21st, 2012 @ 8:03 pm
Hi Andrew , Thank you for sharing this , you`re Awesome!
April 23rd, 2012 @ 2:44 am
andrew, sir. could you make a tutorial in this project? it's awesome,
May 31st, 2012 @ 6:24 am
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
June 21st, 2012 @ 2:02 am
Andrew i like ur Tutorial … make more and god Bless U.. Take care
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