129. Biohazard Logo
• Use our new plug-in to extrude a 3D logo
• Add animation and realistic Depth of Field
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Jul 16, 2012
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215 Responses to "Biohazard Logo"
Feanor08
07/23/2014
Where can i find that logo jpeg?
Frank Suarez
07/10/2014
Awesome as always.
Some fun things done Element.
https://vimeo.com/100074823
Pilav
07/10/2014
Why the live view so fast ? I Have the same gtx 580 and my live view is really slow ?
Haydn Allbutt
06/28/2014
Hi, Great tutorial. I am trying to learn element 3d. When I use the models that come with element 3d or the model packs eg motion design or the basic primitives then the textures in the pro shaders work as they do in this video (eg http://www.haydnallbutt.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Included-Model.jpg). When I try to add them to my own obj model I just get the base material, eg the brass or bronze colour but not the texture (eg http://www.haydnallbutt.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/My-Model.jpg). What am I doing wrong. It seems to work perfectly in all the tutorials. Thanks Heaps.
Rajab Amali
05/10/2014
Cool!!
Sebastian
05/06/2014
The masking of the logo works much better if you use a vector image. Dragging it to your composition then right click and "Create shapes from vector layer" gives you the perfect shape to turn into a mask.
David
05/03/2014
How do I save my 3D logo as a PNG for placing on design media like flyers, etc.
Joe
05/10/2014
Go to the frame in your timeline that you want to export and hit alt-command/control-s. This will export the current frame as any format you want.
Diego10 argentina
04/25/2014
Hola genio.. saves que son espectaculares los tutoriales. pero no abria una forma de poder verlos en (español latino) la verdad q trato de hacerlo solamente mirando los movimientos q haces pero es muy compicado
Name
04/17/2014
When Applying Elements To My Logo Parts Come Out As Transparent.
Matt
03/22/2014
when I go to put a paint or texture on my logo like you did in the video it shows up in the Scene Setup box but when I hit ok and go back to the project its not there, just a white logo.
Mantas
02/15/2014
Hi great video, but I have a little problem with (time line 9:04) when I press OK me logo do not show like in 3D, and I can't rotate it, like in your video.I just see logo 2D. What I am doing wrong?
Phoenix Films
06/30/2014
You must take the camera tool.
daniel
02/11/2014
do the model or extruded object cast a shadow on solids?
blossman
02/04/2014
How do I change the individual group positions and not the world position?

Great Stuff! Thank you!
Michael Dooley
02/03/2014
What if you want to load the picture as your texture?
Thanks!
Luiz
01/25/2014
I am from Brazil and i love motion grapichs, more, after this tutorial, i changed my mind.
Zack Purdy
01/16/2014
Hey Andrew! Love ur work btw, I was wondering when the project will be able to be downloaded. Because I'm having a hard time trying to find some sound effects for my friends logo and I cant seem to find some that will work perfectly. If u can direct me to a site that has some good air whooshes or spin effects, that would help me a lot! Keep doing ur do man!
ramzes
01/13/2014
when I render the project in .avi it comes out to be no in HD... why when i ram view it, it looks full HD... why doesn't it make the HD Video?
Matt
11/14/2013
All of my lines are jagged and gross when I auto trace. Any advice for a poor beggar?
DavidlOolb
09/06/2013
Me sirvió demasiado Muchas Gracias
Jonathan Oluwafemi
09/05/2013
Hi Andrew, I'm from Nigeria (a country in Africa) and its not easy to get someone who can teach me visual effects(Probably because i come from a slum and i have no cash)but I've learnt a couple of tricks especially in the Bio Hazard logo and i have to say You are doing an awesome job! You are my GREATEST inspiration!!. Please keep posting the tutorials. Thanks a lot.
ArchThamer
08/06/2013
thank very much androw u r cool man , i need the project file plzzzzzzzz *<*
STeve
08/17/2013
I also need Project Files :(
ken
07/29/2013
crashes! some help?
i cant use any element 3d item, when i try to use effect it will be force to close auto,isit my computer problem?
8gb ram,radeon 6700s,i5.
need help please.
Kristian
08/18/2013
I'm pretty sure it's not your pc, cause I have a slower (less advanced) pc at the moment, and I have no crashes. You might wanna check the forum and google for awnsers, if you haven;t already. Can't be of much more help, sorry
Austin Wiggins
07/15/2013
When I add the camera, the camera does not orbit around the object. It just slides the object around the canvas. Please help. Thanks.
uvan
06/29/2013
my element 3d everything is not working properly in ELEMENT 3D interface, because when i click some models that have a material, it's just black, and the viewport at the element 3d interface also black. whn i click ok..the content? which was showing in element 3d is not visible in adobe after effect interface..only blank solid layer is visible what should i do , please help :(
hayder
06/24/2013
sosososo nice i so lover video copilot & kamer
PMW
06/10/2013
Thanks for the great tutorials. I used this tutorial as a starting point for this sequence. I just started CG design a couple months ago and with the help of you and some great plug-ins, I'm creating things like this: https://vimeo.com/68089711
Tomas
05/25/2013
Hi, I was just wondering if you could tell me which sounds were use to produce this project.. Im looking for that gear locking sound when the logo appears.
Thanks
Student 1
05/25/2013
Hi Andrew, I'm from Kenya (a country in Africa) and its not easy to get someone who can teach me visual effects(Probably because i come from a slum and i have no cash)but I've learnt a couple of tricks especially in the Bio Hazard logo and i have to say You are doing an awesome job! You are my GREATEST inspiration!!. Please keep posting the tutorials. Thanks a lot.
aron siame
05/14/2013
Thats cool
Jerry
05/12/2013
Wondering... (maybe a CS6 issue?) When I place my PS file in the comp and do auto trace, it does not trace, even with preview on. If I do as Andrew does and use a jpg, it does trace but also traces the border as well. More importantly... in the video, when he does create the path, it doesn't create a new layer with that path - but for me it does. Any help would be great.
braeden
06/02/2013
Thats because you need to render it as a Vector image, Adobe illustrator is perfect for that sort of thing.
Nik
05/14/2013
I think you can fix that by saving the ps file as another extention, and then "save transparency".. That would be my guess, im sure there are plenty of other options as well
JoeO
04/19/2013
To anyone who can help,

I'm trying to scatter my logo but its not do anything.
Did anyone else run into that problem?
Jeppe
04/17/2013
I have various objects, in various solids, because each needs to be a different colour. Now i have come to a problem; When i do the World Rotation, each word rotate around itself, and not as a whole word, which i understand 100%. But does anyone know a way to make it, so it thinks that it is one object?

-Please reply to my email; Luupelo@gmail.com
Basith Paykat
03/06/2013
Help Please: -
say i have a logo,which i wana extrude with element :
when i do that it removes all its texture(colour and all( just like a concrete block!!!
what shoud i do to get back those colours and textures.
and to say : i did dragged my logo.png to the diffuce option and it became UGLY
Somebody :)
smo
02/06/2013
hi there,
is there a way to keyframe "extrude"?
so that i.e. texts "grow" from flat to extrude?

thanx in advance and keep going with the great work:)
mel
01/05/2013
program works great. the only problem i seem to have is when i keyframe my position and p.o.i on my camera it stays either zoomed in or out for the whole time. i can't seem to get it to move in and out
Diipo
12/13/2012
Andrew is not a God, but Andrew is good with the help of God. Andrew, i really commend your ceaseless efforts. tnx alot
DampCookie
12/14/2012
Dude it's a figure of speech, I hate when people leave subtle but obvious hints of their religion. Keep it out
Nikolay
11/27/2012
I'm interested in the sound effects in this video. ?nyone know where to find.
Yutaru
11/08/2012
Andrew is a God!! Thanks for this awesome tutorial...
HeldForRansom
10/16/2012
Awesome Plug in. For those needing answers, I am sure the peeps at VCP are busy, but maybe I can help, long time user, first time post.

Denkoo - You need to be creating 16 bit comps or larger and you have to have a good graphics card, not great, but good and a recent intel machine to really have this plug in work.

Ettiene Rodriguez - It produces amazing result, but just remember, the depth of field Field, starts at the default camera postion, if you are dolly'd in tight on your object, the depth of field will be super shallow and hard to manage, just be patient and make small moves on the aperture and focus distance.

MJ(_M_)Batman - Check your channels within the scene set up, each object needs its own place, also make sure separate objects is checked under each element object in the scene setup.

Glinson AJ - See the 8 bit to 16 bit issue above.

If anyone else has answers to help our fellow AE users, always post them and share. For those who want to view my channel on YouTube, here is the video I made using the tutorial, no moving objects, just depth of field, small cuts, lens flares and multi beveled objects.

http://youtu.be/TDVljA9bp3M

Thanks!
Denkooo
10/13/2012
I have a problem ... when i create a logo and press ok it appears 2d on my screen ... it isnt 3d :(
Axtronic
02/01/2013
Noob!, create a camera LoL
Jon
12/20/2012
Wow...Dhruv, you are kind of a dick.
Dhruv Kaushal
10/17/2012
OH! COME ON! Make a new camera Layer and MOVE IT AROUND!!!!
EhThaBlay
10/16/2012
create camera layer.
vercetty1000
10/05/2012
this plugin is very awesome...you can make text,shapes,etc. 3d direct in after effects...really cool:)
eslam
10/05/2012
am i the only who has just seen aliens tech
Anonymus
10/05/2012
Please what is the password of the archive..please help me
Umar
09/30/2012
Someone!!! Put up the project file. Its not there
Javier GarcĂ­a
09/25/2012
Super tutorial and marvelous tool
koro
09/21/2012
Holy sh*t super cool! I have to get this element!
HAL9000
09/20/2012
Great Tutorial so far- but quick Question:

I'm at minute 12 when you create the light- but when i move the "Point of Interest" my lighting doesn't change. If i move it's "Position" it changes, but I'm curious why my "Point of Interest" would be unresponsive? Anybody know why this may be happening?
Ettiene Rodriguez
10/05/2012
does anyone have problem with focusing thing usig deep of field???
Horacio
09/20/2012
I feel like I've known you my whole life dude! xD
Laziz Mavlonov
09/20/2012
Hi Endrew, your tutorials are amasing!!! come to Uzbekistan to show master class, we'll be glad to meet you in our country. from Laziz
Amodh
09/20/2012
pretty cool stuff mahn!
youzarssef
09/19/2012
hey hey hey wathes up here for an other great tutorial from the profsionel andrew kramer .thks
jose
09/17/2012
Hey just wondering what sound fxs you used on this piece - particularly the chain sound in the middle. Are they video copilot sound fxs from the audio collections
MJ(_M_)Batman
09/12/2012
I love this...I really do. The only problem I have is that multi-object only works on texts for me. My own shapes don't scatter or rotate or do anything, and there is plenty of space. Please help if you can. Thank you.
David G
09/11/2012
Great stuff. Looking forward to putting Element through it's paces. Would love another tutorial specifically dedicated to text and possibly creating your own shaders. Thanks!
Ruben Gatt
09/09/2012
When I press Ok nothing happens, when I enter Scene setup it seems that it does not save.

Ruben
Manish Patil
01/31/2013
Update Elements 3D 1.0 to 1.345
Manish Patil
01/31/2013
Had the same problem itz cuz that 1.0 ver has bugs with ATI gpu's .. I Updated it with 1.345 and everything worked jusz fine!.. I got the 3D model All good and perfect..

Had to stuggle 2 long hours to figure it out though!..
Glinson AJ
09/06/2012
i did everything as that on tutorial but @ 9 min:04 sec when andrew clicks "OK" in setup he gets the logo in his comp ,but for me its blank nothing appears n the comp screen after i clicked on ok.....please anyone help...
ASCfleet
09/08/2012
Oh Yeah, also try EDIT>PURGE>ALL...this will dump any image caching that was done during the creation and/or rendering/playback of your masterpiece and will help increase the viewable resolution in your comp..example if you could only see QUARTER resolution, purging the image caches could allow you to then see HALF resolution.
ASCfleet
09/08/2012
make sure your comp screen resolution is set to AUTO...ie not FULL because the 3D stuff is GPU intensive and if your graphics card can't handle displaying your 3D stuff in FULL resolution, it won't show up! Cheers! :)
topgoprap
09/04/2012
Respect from Russia !!!1
welee
09/03/2012
thanks you ,
you are a wonderful man
ahmed
09/02/2012
very cool logo
ahmed
08/17/2012
Amazing as always Anderw keep going you are Amazing
Akhi
08/10/2012
How does your Element Unwrap any 3d model so fast and seamlessly? Doing it in 3ds max is such a paint.
Travis Neuroth
08/03/2012
When i activate multi object and try to scatter the pieces, like in the demo, none of my pieces move they stay where they were. Suggestions?
Ralph
08/01/2012
I don't have the support of some composition but I just want to know some of it's techniques..,
Stephen
08/01/2012
When I attempt to use the Element 3D Plugin while following this video, and apply it to the Solid Layer, the program freezes for a second, and then says "Adobe After Effects CS6 has stopped working". Does anyone know what is wrong, and if so, can you help me?

Thanks
haytham
08/01/2012
ho to lisin Element 3d
Bosco
07/31/2012
I really love your tutorials and products. But from this part of the world (Kenya) some of us are just left to salivate, well, because of the high prices of the products. can there be a subsidy of some sort?
suparlovekumar
07/30/2012
i like it but not support my set
???
07/30/2012
very good!Study...
Victor
07/27/2012
I so wanna buy it and start using it...but 150$ is too expensive for me,so...not this time:(
Ali Sadati
07/27/2012
Hi andrew.very very exciting tutorial with your new plugin Element 3d.I dont know how do describe it.anyway you did it.Thanks for tutorial
Darnell
07/25/2012
I don't think I have experienced a tutorial that was this informative and clear. You are a gifted teacher, and I hope you continue these tutorials for individuals who are beginning and looking to begin something new. God bless you and your family, and much success in your field.
Thank you
Ahmed Hamdy
07/25/2012
My first impression was : WTF ppl ?? :)

I felt like i'm in star wars or star trek or sth.

Nice work maaaaaaaaan
emad
08/01/2012
Amazing as always Anderw keep going up up up to the top actuly your on it
Kevin Lee
07/24/2012
I'm so excited about this plug in!!

Best line ever...."one other thing you can do, if you like buying video copilot plugins"...
Adetokunbo gbenga
07/24/2012
always expect new one, good job Andrew-keep-up more inspiration fm about.
Nico Denardo
07/23/2012
Hey, great tutorials. Question though, where do you get your sound effects?
joe
07/23/2012
Hi. Just wondering if I can export it as a highrez photoshop layered file? In Cinema 4D I can export 3D Logos at 300 dpi. Can this do the same?
Michael
07/22/2012
It's so amazing Thanks Andrew
4scoresn7yrsago
07/22/2012
sounds like the transformers theme title haha. GREAT WORK!
DiggerDave1968
07/22/2012
Looking like a great product.
Could you please do a tut showing objects moving around live footage, it's where I have always found it hard. Animating a object from Blender and bringing it into AE, this plug in could be the answer but a tut would be great. Cheers AK.
Anonymous
07/22/2012
Hello! As allways, nice work! :)
Where did you get the sound effects from?
Rezi
07/22/2012
OMG.... It iS so awesome , Element 3D is the best Plugin In the World.. Thank You Andrew kramer And Videocopilot.net
othman shadhili
07/22/2012
ihave problem dowloading a project file
(tutorials)
JgraphNet
07/21/2012
OH MY FREGGIN' GOD..!
My head just blew up with a fat, sploshing sound...
Spent the last hour checking out the promos for Element trying to make the figures for the plugin and packs to match my budget ... and didn't really understand what the support for jpeg actually implied...

And now you show me this! Created from a pixel based jpeg, Element and some shaders ... now THAT puts a whole new dimension to Elements !!!
Absolutely mindblowing awsome - noting short of it. Your on. Element is a definite buy. Already got the full pack of Optical Flares and my mind is running super hot over that combo.
The part of my brain that isn't scattered around the floor, that is .. :)

Sorry - have some cleaning up to do here ..
Eddtastic
07/20/2012
Hmmm, only seven minutes... seems like 1/2 hour for my pc :D
Bende
07/20/2012
Hello Andrew!
I am a 16 year old guy, interested in motion graphics, watching your tutorials for more than a year. However, I have a really slow pc, so I had to stop it, I can't make graphics at the moment, and I can't try out this new plugin. I do not want anybody to feel sorry or to say "oh, poor me" or anything like that, I am cool with my life and stuff.:D
What I want to say is even if I can't make, I watch all your tutorials, just for the feeling, because this half hour of sitting quietly with my mouth wide open and smiling (yeah, I know, it's kind of creepy, like Joker or something:D) is worthless!:) In almost every minute there is a voice shouting in my head: "Oh my god oh my god how did you do that?! & That looks soooo amazing, unbelievable" and things like that.
I honestly do not exaggerate when I say watching this is like watching an amazing movie for the first time (like Shawshank Redemption, one of my favourite, to get the point) for me.
Thank you for making me forget all my things for a while (even though my parents aren't so happy about it!:D) and thank you for being so inspirational, creative and kind enough to share all this talent with us!
Keep up the good work, Andrew!
Cheers from Hungary;)
Numan
07/20/2012
Hi! i am a young movie maker all the way from Ghana, what i want to really ask you is that, can you please put together something like a school so we can be the first to attend it?
I like you sooo much and you are my role model.
how can i contact you personally? please reply
Amit
07/20/2012
Hi, Mr. Andrew. I love to watch your tutorials and i always think that how you create these amazing art pieces that is amazing for AfterEffect learner. I salute you sir. One think i wanna ask you that there are some plug-ins in your website which is payable. Kindly free some Aftereffect plug-ins. I and many like whose pocket can't allow us to buy that. please think about it.
Bosco
07/31/2012
Well Rob, I do feel with Amit. Sometimes you are just left to rely on the mercy of others to get your hearts desires, not so much that you are mean or anything, but sadly cause of lack of means to get what you desire. Amit I hope Andrew will hear your cry and offer you something to wipe your tears with. Best of luck.
Rob
07/20/2012
You get all these amazing tutorials for free and you want the plug-ins for nothing as well?! Come on, man, be reasonable!
Philip
07/19/2012
Hey Andrew,

I am trying to do an effect were someone falls off a cliff. There are alot of tutorials on youtube on how to do this but none are realistic.Could you make a tutorial on how to do this?

thanks,
Philip

P.S. I kinda want it to look like saruman's death.
Gabe
07/19/2012
Just two words. F**KING AWESOME.
I have to kiss you.
Javokhir
07/19/2012
Thanks for the tutorial Andrew and Videocopilot
Julio
07/19/2012
i think im in love with you for this tutorial!! impresive!!!!! love YOU man!!!!
nevol
07/19/2012
this element 3D is just f***ing great n i need 1.
Frizard
07/19/2012
Andrew.... You da man! I once wished that I could work with 3d text and shapes inside of after effects and you my friend, made it come true! Hats off to you sir
Owyang
07/19/2012
OMG...awasome.....................................................
Eric
07/18/2012
Hi Andrew,

Quick question. I followed this using just a simple self generated mask from a solid. I noticed that when I play with the bevel settings, they only effect the front side. Is there a way to have the rear look the same so when I do the animation, it looks nice?

Thanks,
Eric
Kirk Productions
Heath
07/31/2012
There is a "Bevel Backside" option you need to select under the edit window when you select the bevel material.
Simon Boxall
07/18/2012
Hey, looking good. Just a quick question about your audio.
Just interested where you source it from? Are some of these clips from your SFX pack?

Cheers!
JAKE
07/18/2012
F@cking awesome!
Howard Waddell
07/18/2012
You guys are amazing! I just bought and started using Element 3D - the possibilities are staggering!
Here is a quick (5 minute) example:
https://vimeo.com/45960943#

Great Job!!!
Timber_Wolf_2
07/18/2012
Seriously revolutionary and impressive, Andrew! It amazes me what you have just done for video!

Just a little side note, I've noticed your tutorials have gotten a progressively wider aspect ratio over the years. Thanks for that!
Dhruv Kaushal
07/18/2012
AWESOME VIDEO ANDREW!

LOVE IT!

;) ;) ;)
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