Here is the animation I created last night using extruded masks inside Element 3D to build some kind of angry aperture. I animated the various group values to ‘reveal’ parts of the object. I usually do the sound design last so when animating it helps to have a lot of movement to motivate the sound FX. You want stuff to look good and sound good!
I used the materials from the Pro Shaders with some minor tweaks.
Download Project (CS6, Element 3D & Optical Flares used)