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How to Make the 2010 Winter Olympics Ice Cube Event Bumpers Part 2 42 Comments


In This tutorial, we finish the Olympics Ice Cube tutorial in After Effects where we use fractal noise, blurs, glows, photos, text, and curves to complete the animation, compositing and color correction.

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42 Comments

  1. Gazfx

    Great stuff Nick.

    Will watch this later and do the project all in one go hopefully.

    Many more bananas to you.

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  2. Philipp M.

    Wow, just looks like the original one :)

    Gonna try it soon!

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  3. i really like the “looks like the original” style over here lateley! Great job Nick!

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  4. That was a pretty simple breakdown of the Olympic bumpers… which is great! But I guess what I’m wondering is how would a designer make something for broadcast that is both cool, visually legible (not too dark, all the intricate details can been seen, nothing too subtle), and also “generic” enough to make one for each sport bumper?

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  5. In my opinion, I think 3D letters would look better along with the fancy 3D ice cube flippin around. It kind of drops into the 2D background and makes the ice cube separated from the rest.

    Just saying :)

    GREAT TUT.

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  6. Robert

    Great tutorial Nick!
    It inspires me a lot.
    I also realize, I need a faster computer :)

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  7. Nice. Looks very much like it. Just a quick question, do you think the designer(s) worked on it at 32bit? I noticed the original the glows are white with blue halo. Is it easy to fake using 8bit with just doubling the glow and changing colors and resizing the glow? Or maybe plugin? Just wondering.

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  8. Tommy

    Where can I order some Greyscale Gorilla is God t-shirts?

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  9. Ryan Sebastyan

    Excellent tutorial man! Great work and thanks for sharing

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  10. Thomas

    I wish you was baller, just a little bit smaller, i wish i could have you in a drawer …

    i want to drink a beer (or more) with you!

    cheers, dream brother!

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  11. dpred@bk.ru

    Too big bubbles inside, not so good. But very very useful tutor. Thank you very much.

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  12. Gidday Nick,

    Thanks very much for taking the time to create your awesome tutorials. I really enjoy your relaxed, ‘off the cuff’ style and think I have watched every one of your tuts a number of times now .. even with the rubbish broadband we have in NZ.

    Keep em coming man and good luck with your new Cross Processing iPhone App too.

    Cheers

    Markos

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  13. Hi Nick, I was watching your tutorials it was nice, kindoff learned C4D, I got a something in my head after watched your tutorial. thanks man. will hope to see good stuffs like that.

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    • Magic

      Ashen,
      You have some great stuff buddy, Love the IceCube, my next lesson is the IceCube, thanx to The Gorilla ;o)

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  14. Awesome Tutorial !!wuju
    Te only problem I had is that if you put a 3D logo inside I can’t see it very well because is really dark because I can’t do the trick with the Luminance.

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  15. Nick, thanks for being informal and experimental in your tutorials. Love to see your mental process, not just the steps you take along the way.

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  16. Brandon

    Why didn’t you make the flares a Color Dodge blend mode? That’s what they did originally (it looks like). Also I would have added a gradient to the sky to give it more depth.

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    • guys, stop complaining, you have to take in to consideration, that the last tuts are being made on a lousy 2/3 yr old macbook (somewhere nice on Colorado mountains)

      Nick is kicking ass regardless ;)

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  17. nice tutorial nick, any chance you could do a little mini tutorial on continuous rasterisation? I kind of get it but sometimes when you’r using 3d layers, cameras and multiple comps. Things start to get a bit confusing.

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  18. Thanks, really useful even though my project looks nothing like this :)

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  19. James T.C.

    Hi Nick….

    It’s awesome.
    The way of explanation of both C 4D and AE was nice.
    Carry on.. Gold Bless you!!

    James.

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