Industrial Logo with Element 3D!

Here is another fun project I created using Motion Design 2 components and an extruded logo!

Mini Breakdown:

  • I started by taking some of those handy Motion Design 2 components and set them up with the Symmetry mode in E3D
  • This way I could create both sides of the design at once!
  • Using a copy of our logo star, I extruded the masks shapes
  • I used 2 Parallel lights with ray-traced Shadows.
  • I also used Ray-Traced Ambient Occlusion with a range of about 25 so it was only visible in creases.
  • Added some glow and color correction
  • The scene took longer to render than usual but still only a few seconds per frame at 2K!

Industrial Logo #Element3D

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The update is free to current customers or you can get Element 3D  and join the 3D revolution!

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NOTE: Extrude tool default has been updated to make extrusion easier. The spike filter has been turned on to help cut bad polygons and the normalize scale mode has been turned off by default. This allows text to be created and edited without completely resizing when you change the text. Keep in mind the size of the bevel is based on the size of your text layer.

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Animated Aperture in Element 3D!

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I used the materials from the Pro Shaders with some minor tweaks.

Download Project (CS6, Element 3D & Optical Flares used)

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I created a velociraptor-nail shaped mask and extruded it for the aperture blade and the same for the ring and star. For the star I used the ring replicator mode to distribute around the outside edge. I’m going to clean up the project a bit and release along with my final animation so you guys and gals can dig through.

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