Check out the very first Live GSG Tutorial on how to make 3D Text and how to Make 3D Stroke from Trapcode go around objects. This tutorial was made live on Ustream where people could interact and ask questions about the process of making this scene.
I want to start doing live tutorials because I think so may tutorials out there are too scripted. I wanted to capture the process of problem solving more than just a step by step on how to do something. Following a step by step tutorial may show you HOW to do an effect, but they don’t show you WHY. I hope that this format will show more about the process of Motion Design and not just technique. Sure, there are some mistakes and wrong moves in here, but problem solving is what Design is all about. Let me know what you think of this live format. I hope to be doing more of these in the future.
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Check out Graymachine’s Retro Graphics tutorial, that I accidentally ripped off by memory during the Live Tut (Sorry Harry). He also has a 3D type preset that will help build this type of text in AE without all the tedium. Also, if you want more 80s vintage magic, check out Graymachine’s Video Rock.