"Final Render"
(274 KB)
Example.27: 3D Logo Animation
(AE5.5 STD & 3D Invigorator)

AE-TIPS 27 : Adobe After Effects CS5 (
Resolution: 640x480
Third-Party AE Plugins:

- Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator PRO 5.0.9
- Knoll Light Factory
- Trapcode Shine
Third-Party Footages:
- No Use

Preparation of a Logo Material

It introduce The creation method of 3D Logo Animation.
First, Prepare Logo data by Illustrator.

* You have to save "Outline Data"
in "Illustrator Ver8 or Before format".

The detail information about "3D Invigorator"
Zaxwerks http://www.zaxwerks.com/

Import to 3D Invigorator

Create a New Solid in a New Composition.
Apply Effect > Zaxwerks > 3D Invigorator.
Assign Illustrator File to "Create Vector Shape Object".

* You can choose "Bevel Edge" from dozens of kinds.
* In Proversion, You can use "Custom Bevel Edge"

View Window Shot
"3D Invigorator"

Material Setup

Setup the Material to each side of Logo.
Adjust a parameter to look like "Gold & Silver".

* Not only a Still Picture but Mapping of an Animation Material.

View Window Shot
"3D Invigorator"

"Logo Animation"
(133 KB)

SET Distribution and Animation Setup

Distribute Each character to the category "SET".
Set up Animation.
Apply a trial-and-error.

View Timeline Window

"Final Render"
(274 KB)

Background is added and it is Completion

Since it was lonely when it was only Logo,
Finally,Create the background.

These plug-in is used.
"Tinderbox 1 (T_Sky) "
"Trapcode (Shine) "
"Knoll Light Factory"

More information about "Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator"

More information about "Knoll Light Factory" and "Trapcode Shine"