New Tutorial: Cinematic Title Design: Fantasy FX!

In this exciting new Tutorial Series, we’ll learn how to create this cinematic title all inside of After Effects! This procedural effect can be customized with any logo and even reacts to environment lighting! This tutorial is jammed-packed with ways to customize the Bevel and create endless variations!

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121 Comments

Carlos Logan
3 weeks ago
Thanks ....Master
Is amazing tutorial
I test.... in logo Game Blizzard Worl of Warcraft, excellent....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwyay2GHrzI
What is this Voodoo magic. No mortal can come up with these techniques.
these tutorials are so helpful for me. you are doing awesome. could you learn us how create a perfect logon in after effect?
1 month ago
Could I ask all of you who are expecting a new version of E3D soon???
what's version use in toturials
    yinka
    1 month ago
    NO ELEMENT 3D USED. Andrew IS JUST SO GREAT
Abdirahman Yusuf Ahmed
1 month ago
acegraphic
2 months ago
niceeee
Dan H.
2 months ago
Thank you so much, Andrew. So glad you're back :-)
2 months ago
Thank Matt. This is great.
Not cause I'm from Seattle, but the right type of grunge is key.
ThorsPanzer
2 months ago
There is no project file :c
liu
2 months ago
thank you, that' so dope ,dude
MMD
2 months ago
This is amazing. Absolutely amazing.
elhora
2 months ago
Isn't it possible to get the project file ?
I've been doing this tutorial 3 times and never get the same result as Andrew, although i put the same value everywhere.
It seems some adjustments are missing in the video ! :(
2 months ago
I think you dabble in voodoo magic, Andrew. Turning CC Glass to metal?!
Grant de Jongh
2 months ago
Love this, but I ran into an issue where the background pics scaled with the logo.
ryu
2 months ago
tutorial we also need
1.choosing right font
2.sfx
Chris Borrett
2 months ago
For some reason, I have gone through this tutorial 5 times now and always end up losing the metallic look of the text about halfway through and I have no idea where. I am using CS6 and even went so far as to download the font Andrew used in the tutorial but still, the shiny metalness of it went away. (and of course the 3 times AE crashed and I lost it all).

I want to get this right so i can keep it to one side as a template. I love the look of it. so either a project file with the AE project in it so i can play with it or someone is good enough to upload a project file would be amazing. (then maybe i can figure out where my shine went!).

REALLY looking forward to part 2
elhora
3 months ago
excellent tutorial... Pity the project file is not included, coz i don't know why when i follow step by step the tutorial (even put video on pause to be sure to have the same values) there is a moment the grunge effect disappear ! :(
Eli
3 months ago
GREAT tutorial!
Thank you so much!

Where is chapter one? am I missing something?
Gump
3 months ago
Booooooooooooom!
Pure genious !!!!!
MYCO
3 months ago
the first seconds of the video where you see the final result i was like, "Ya No i cant do that." XD
3 months ago
Incredible Tutorial. So much to learn. I really enjoy watching it.
Hamza
3 months ago
when animate and changing the position my Logo quality goes bad
I have created my Logo using adobe illustrator and used it in AF as .ai file ???
plzzz help
Josh
3 months ago
Andrew, I recently stopped paying for my Adobe Creative Cloud suite, and I find myself missing After Effects greatly. Even though I don't have the program anymore, I find myself watching your tutorials in their entirety! Keep up the good work, can't wait to see chapter two!
3 months ago
Only 4 images in the project file?
    Steve
    3 months ago
    I had gotten errors when extracting the zip file as well. While the folder showed all of the files, all but the 4 were corrupt. I downloaded again and was able to view 7, then 4 again, and finally all of them. Not sure why but after a few tries was able to extract all of them.
    Try again and good luck.
3 months ago
I think you dabble in voodoo magic, Andrew. Turning CC Glass to metal?! O_O
Jason
3 months ago
You're amazing and your team!, and also it amazes me that the core effects in AE have these parameters that you almost feel the core programmers wanted to make these specific effects you make, but couldn't initially, so their team rebuilt them to accomplish these some what specific effects, but (x3) then you just sorta know, that they had no such intention and it's a paradox, but (#4) it's obviously not? Or is it? Who are you==they really?
Dan
3 months ago
"that's one dimension better!"
Beaver
3 months ago
What is this Voodoo magic. No mortal can come up with these techniques.
    3 months ago
    RIGHT!!!! I'm like how did you think of this... Guess it all comes down to time and consistency. Crazy smh
suman
3 months ago
Element 3D V3 update 2020
suman
3 months ago
next tutorial 2019
Steffen
3 months ago
I found something to do with this effect 3D modeling
Photoshop and ZBrush are needed for this
and it looks perfect, export in obj.

http://www.zbrushcentral.com/showthread.php?165247-Making-great-bevels-with-Photoshop-and-Zbrush
    LWAddict
    3 months ago
    Nice, way to go outside of the box.
    This type of thinking is what it's all about.
3 months ago
It must have been cold there in my shadow,
To never have sunlight on your face.
You were content to let me shine, that's your way.
You always walked a step behind.
So I was the one with all the glory,
While you were the one with all the strength.
A beautiful face without a name for so long.
A beautiful smile to hide the pain.
Did you ever know that you're my hero,
And everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
For you are the wind beneath my wings.
It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
But I've got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it.
I would be nothing without you.
Did you ever know that you're my hero?
You're everything I wish I could be.
I could fly higher than an eagle,
For you are the wind beneath my wings.
Did I ever tell you you're my hero?
You're everything, everything I wish I could be.
Oh, and I, I could fly higher than an eagle,
For you are the wind beneath my wings,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.
Oh, the wind beneath my wings.
You, you, you, you are the wind beneath my wings.
Fly, fly, fly away. You let me fly so high.
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings.
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings.
Fly, fly, fly high against the sky,
So high I almost touch the sky.
Thank you, thank you,
Thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings.
    LWAddict
    3 months ago
    THIS guy...
    is probably parked outside your home...
    watching you get dressed.
    Andrew, please be careful out there.
    Chris
    3 months ago
    Dude your F****kin creepy!!!
    wim
    3 months ago
    Frank.. Why copy paste the lyrics Bette Midler wind beneath my wings
    Frank
    2 months ago
    HAHAHA, damn so serious on here. When i see techniques and a tutorial like this i am gonna post some amazing song lyrics to show appreciation. AK is the wind beneath my after effects wings. Ya'll need to move to Cali smoke more weed and lighten up.
klaus brandenburg
3 months ago
After the tutorial is before the tutorial...
R
3 months ago
Simply amazing Andrew. These latest tutorials are pure genius wizardry.
Very interesting to see what stacking built in effects can achieve if you know them inside out.
Karl Roi
3 months ago
I was just wondering where are you getting those cool grunge effects, glossy floor textures, and etc.?
MickA
3 months ago
Andrew, when will you offer us the Chapter 2 ?
    LWAddict
    3 months ago
    Really?
    The body isn't even cold yet. ;)
Element 3d
3 months ago
I haven’t had time to check out the whole tutorial but I’m planning to tonite! Can’t wait
Richard Garabedian
3 months ago
Hey Andrew. Are you not sick of the new font selector? Adobe wont listen to us!!!
    Chris
    3 months ago
    The people at Adobe suck
    Bergy
    3 months ago
    Here, here! I am seriously not fond of that "update."
    Richard Garabedian
    3 months ago
    Wow...it got fixed today...that was fast...thanks...lol
3 months ago
Very Nice The Post
Thank YOU.
3 months ago
You're the fucking master!
jeff
3 months ago
Amazing that AE's potential can be unlimited with the right creativity, even with no plug-in's. I appreciate the effort to show this with no plug-in's, but how long would the tutorial be if we just used Element 3D? In other words, who would use this method if you already owned E3D?
    Kevin
    3 months ago
    Show the new people to AE how to do it this way, then show them your paid plug-in or other assets you sell on your site. It's marketing at its best. Just like drugs, the first sample is free.
    Simon
    3 months ago
    Andrew gets paid from Adobe as well...don't forget, he's rightly plugging (pardon the pun) Adobe After Effects capabilities, it is a step-back, doing the fake 3-D thing when you've got E3D- but its great, can't wait for the procedural Decay -Part 23 of his tutorial that DOES look like witchcraft - lol
    3 months ago
    Yes, please. Try to do those animated dents or those decay animations with Element 3D, Jeff. Let's see what happens.
    Duncan
    3 months ago
    Sadly, Element doesn't have the option to add the angled bevel that this shows. It's just extrudes straight back.
    Fix-HIT
    3 months ago
    Hi Jeff. And here we are using the most advanced 3d plugin E3D. But if we see the E3D exactly there are a lot of limitations. If you are using a mid range PC for editing, the chances for AE to crashed is lot as the load will increase while we use E3D and this is my personal idea all about the E3D.
    LWAddict
    3 months ago
    E3D can't do animated dents or decay...
    Element doesn't have the option to add the angled bevel...
    sounds like a lot of people haven't learned much from Andrew's lead.
    Quit looking for the "magic button" and just play with the settings.
    You're both wrong.
    3 months ago
    Element certainly DOES do angled bevels!
    3 months ago
    I'm afraid I'm right, LWAddict. I didn't say you can't add decay in Element. Please, read carefully. I know Element 3D and its limitations pretty well, but thank you for your concern. And yes, of course you can do really complex bevels in E3D, Duncan. Check out the early E3D tutorials.
    3 months ago
    I hear what you're saying, but I saw this as a backup in case you had some sort of unexpected glitch with E3D. I think some of the multi-bevels shown are unique to this technique. More so, I feel there are techniques here that give a deeper insight into how AE filters/procedural effects work. Things that allow you to see other possibilities beyond the final product shown.
3 months ago
EPIC tutorial - as always thanks for sharing!
spencer
3 months ago
BAM this just saved me on a production I'm wrapping today :) CG guys weren't able to get me some text, so just did it myself in AE!

- Spencer
3 months ago
Great Andrew!
Thank you for sharing your skill and knowledge.
3 months ago
AMAZING! it is incredible technique...

Thank you for sharing your talent with us mere mortals
zaph
3 months ago
finally .... Andrew is back!!! was rough without you mate ; )
3 months ago
plz make a element 3d car pack
Simon
3 months ago
What Matt said below (Chapter 2 looks mind blowing!) - what a great tutorial, inventive, insightful, and as ever - totally original

Thanks AK - don't forget your NAB link - can't wait for that
Ahmad
3 months ago
Thank you so much for great great tutorial
Reza
3 months ago
Thanks Andrew! I'm behind on learning. Is this possible with using your Element 3D (maybe a faster/easier method)? I appreciate your hard work.
Matt
3 months ago
What a great tutorial! Can't wait for Chapter 2
unrulynigthmare
3 months ago
Andrew, you're doing a great job keep up with the tutorials
your tutorials give a lot of people inspiration
Vince
3 months ago
Thanks, Andrew!
Always worth the wait.
Choi PD
3 months ago
Everytime,worth thousand words!!!
Thank you ANDREW!!!
Eldiablo
3 months ago
Great tutorial :)
3 months ago
Amazing tutorial, I see a number of different technics that will be inter grading in some projects'
nepal
3 months ago
Element 3D v3.0 + helicopter model pack
nepal
3 months ago
need element 3d tutorial
nepal
3 months ago
thanks bro
Fred
3 months ago
"turn cheap 2D in cheap 3D !" best. tip. ever !
Storm
3 months ago
Could you please post a link to download the video
Steffen
3 months ago
very cool but I would rather have a Fantasy FX 3D Model Pack for Element 3D
where I can also change my writing style that would be very net or a chisel Bevel tool for Element3D
3 months ago
Thank you Andrew. Brilliant.
Ansu
3 months ago
Always useful your tutorials 👌, just a big thanks to you Mr Kramer for these years !!!!!!
MasterKoala
3 months ago
If I were a woman I would suck it!
MasterKoala
3 months ago
Simply God of After Effects
few
3 months ago
Merci beaucoup monsieur Kramer ;-)
Ratra
3 months ago
Hats off AE-JEDI
Jonathan
3 months ago
Do you know where to find some Textures like this one for the metallic look?



Sorry for bad English. :)
    Ackers
    3 months ago
    CGtextures.com ... all free ....
Christian
3 months ago
Thats really impressive! Thx for sharing.
sean
3 months ago
really cool technique, this actually makes me think that one thing nobody's asked you during your the recent many interviews is how you come up with these techniques. I think that beside of the results you get - which are great btw - it is the ideas themselves that are really very impressive. Of course it comes with lots of experimenting and experience, but yet I think it is a particular talent as I know quite a few smart and experienced ae users but no-one has this kind of deep knowledge and approach. And also, since this discovery of new cool applications for built-in effects obviously takes some time to experiment and you are a rather busy guy, where the hell do you find the time?? Without considering that you have a pretty large family which - just to be made - needs some time and dedication.

Chapeau Mr Kramer.
Jem
3 months ago
Hey Andrew

Like everyone else I'm hugely grateful to you for all the gifts you have given us all over the years - especially your infectious searching for new and cool things to do and your ongoing encouragement to keep playing and learning. Thank you so much for all of it. Peace & love. x
Mohamed Basto
3 months ago
Great Job Andrew Thank You So Mush Sir
abrin
3 months ago
iam ur big fan because of now iam bachlor in vsuall fx student
ur r my inspratio lub u andrew
Celldweller
3 months ago
Incredible as always, sir! Thank you so much for sharing and for the hard work / time invested. Have an hoppy Easter!
acegraphic
3 months ago
good job
3 months ago
thank you always for your innovations
Kadir
3 months ago
Andrew wax seal alpha tutorial pls. Or alpha download link pls. Thank you sir :)
Abdirahman Ahmed
3 months ago
Love this tutorial Andrew Kramer, awesome stuff!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B94fvYAl5ms metropolitan tutorial
3 months ago
Great stuff - worth waiting for :) Happy Easter, Mr K!
kambiz mahmoudi
3 months ago
Thank you so much Dear Andrew ;)
Another Great Tutorial is here
KC
3 months ago
my mind is literally melting! Like Raiders of the Lost Ark Melting! Great job! So many possibilities!
Goldorachox
3 months ago
"Maybe the the title is inside a tornado"
Ahah thank's , awsome tricks.
Procedural as always.
Perfect
12/10.
Håvard
3 months ago
This is real-time hdri lighting in AE without any third party plug-ins!!
David
3 months ago
The project file itself is missing in the download. It only has the pictures used..
    Matin Poursadeghi
    3 months ago
    bump
    pbf
    3 months ago
    You do realize he just made a tutorial video on how to create the project file yourself.
    fredo
    3 months ago
    Yeah, we want the file, we want the exact file so that we can play with it
3 months ago
Andrew... This is awesome!
As an After Effects CS5 user I don't have any 3D capabilities for doing text and I haven't been able to purchase Element 3D, this is what I've been looking for... FOR YEARS!
Thank You very much, you're a master at your craft, God has given you awesome abilities.

Keep up the good work, and never forget that God loves you.
GUSTAVO
3 months ago
AMAZING!!!
3 months ago
Always worth the wait. Thanks for your hard work on this.
H. West
3 months ago
Thanks for this! Great work!
3 months ago
Thanks man! Waiting for a VC tutorial is always worth it. Don't mind the anxious kids. Now off to youtube to sit back and watch it!
3 months ago
More like GREAT Friday!!! Thanks for this, Andrew!
3 months ago
Thanks man...
3 months ago
Awesome Andrew! Been looking forward to this one. Thank you for sharing you skill and knowledge.
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3 months ago
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