This is a Logo Intro Animation (Logo Stinger / Branding Ident etc) I made for Jimas.org. It was pretty challenging, especially the whole leaf animation. Everything was built from scratch (as usual ;) including the texture mapping to control going from old shrivelled leaf to the nice new glossy green one.

The leaf animation was animated in 3DS Max and exported as an animated .OBJ, then I brought that into Adobe After Effects and used Video Copilot Element 3D plugin to rebuild and add the textures which I animated in After Effects itself. Final sound production / editing and colour grading done in Adobe Première Pro.

I was pretty happy with how this one came out, I don’t usually like organic 3D modelling, I find it way more tricky than the usual ‘technical stuff’ I’m known for ;)

Anyway, enjoy.

CREATED USING:

  • 3DS MAX (3D leaf model creation and keyframing / animation)
  • Adobe After Effects (Primary Compositing & Effects)
  • VC Element 3D (AE Plugin to texture / animate 3D leaf and text objects)
  • VC Optical Flares (AE Plugin for lens flare effects & animations – w/ProPresets)
  • Adobe Premier Pro (Final editing and sound production)
  • Adobe Fireworks (2D Texture Design / Editing)
  • FilterForge (3D Texture Design / Creation)
  • Digital Juice SFX Libraries (Vol1, Vol2, Vol4)

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