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  • John Mark

    August 25, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I Love the national news graphics and one of these lower third graphics i like and would like to know if i could get this effect or do this effect in after effects?

    I heard they do use after effects for this lower third
    Sorry for the questions i have been asking
    Thanks for anyone who helps

    A News Graphic Lover

  • Simon Bonner

    August 25, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Hey John,

    Well, this isn’t a single effect per se. The graphic will have been built up from scratch, although this isn’t really too difficult. Basically, it’s a few solid layers coloured white, red and blue that have been animated to whoosh on at different speeds. It looks like ramp effects have been added to give variation in colour intensity (see e.g. the reporter’s name, which is light blue on top and dark blue on the bottom).

    The trickiest part is the rotating globe, but even that isn’t very difficult to replicate. You just need a map of the Earth (Google Earth textures) which you add the CC Sphere effect to. Make it smaller, animate the rotation, and you’re away.

    You can then fiddle with it until it’s prettified. Adding a lens flare, changing the color of the elements as they fade in, and so forth.

    Simon Bonner

  • John Mark

    August 26, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Thanks for the help, any chance of a quick example only if you can. If not thats fine, thanks again Simon.

    A News Graphic Lover

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