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  • Recreating scatter and 3d rotation effects

    Posted by alex casados on January 16, 2022 at 5:00 am

    For a broadcast design/mograph project, I’ve been trying to breakdown and recreate the animations featured in the video here. These were all part of the graphics system used that CBS for 1999-2000, so I’m not sure that all of the effects would’ve been able to be created in AE around that time.<div>

    The first animation which appears in the first couple of clips and the wednesday one, (the part where a 3D model of the CBS eye shows up and causes 2d multiples of it to explode and scatter in different directions) probably uses a repeater effect or something along those lines with a path of some sort? (or the use of a 3rd party plugin?). This effect I think was probably also used for the text reveal in the first video where the eye multiplies, moves on to the side then “flips” in to reveal the text.

    The animation in the background (the four 2D eyes rotating against a flat color, shown in every clip) is something that looks like it could be easily achieved with the classic 3D function, but I don’t know how to get the effect in which the more the eyes rotate away from the center the longer they stretch?

    For the last asset, going back to the 3D model of the eye being drawn out with glowing lines before being filled in and bursting in a glow from the first couple of clips…How exactly could I redo this in AE? Was this done with simple masking techniques? Or were they any scripts applied? I noticed that the when each part of the eye was being “filled” on the opposite side another area was being filled the same way. Video of the clips in question.


    alex casados replied 1 year, 3 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Graham Quince

    January 16, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    Hi Alex,

    I think Optics Compensation would help for the edge stretching and using the Extrude features on a 3D layer (which become avaiable when you select the Cinema4D renderer) can get you the rotating 3D eye.


  • alex casados

    February 16, 2022 at 10:46 am

    Hi, thank you for the reply!

    I don’t think the Cinema 4D renderer is available for my version (CS6) there another way I could rotate the logos in the colored background like the video that would look the same?

    Thank you

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