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Help! I want to animate my company logo [ANSWER]

Posted: Sun, 29th Jul 2007, 2:48am

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Josh3B

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Hey everyone! I have a company logo that I like, but it's just an image, and I'd really like to have it animated.

I need to have the strip of film "running" with the sound of a projector, ultimately stopping where it is in the logo. The letters I wanted to have some motion to come into frame, but I'm not sure on that in regard to details.

And then lastly, I want the words at the bottom to appear, and a lens flare to ride across them once (I liked the "dramatic sunset" preset!)

Here's what the logo looks like:



Thanks!

JB
Posted: Sun, 29th Jul 2007, 5:29am

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Axeman

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So what is your question? You seem pretty clear on what you want to do.
Posted: Sun, 29th Jul 2007, 6:27am

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Josh3B

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I just have NO idea on how to do that stuff. Would FX lab even be the best program to use for it?

Kind of needing a nudge in the right direction, or some advice on how to do the things I mentioned.

JB
Posted: Sun, 29th Jul 2007, 6:48pm

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Plainly

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You could do it in EffectLab, but you would need a picture for every object, so you can animate them seperately.

(One picture for the strip of film, one picture for the 3, one for the B, and finally one for the "3B Entertainment")
Posted: Sun, 29th Jul 2007, 10:22pm

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Axeman

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Plainly Canadian is entirely correct, although that would be true of doing it in any application. And as you have both, I'd recommend CompositeLab over EffectsLab for this type of work. You will need to have a seperate image or video clip for each element of the logo, then use keyframing to move them around how you want.
Posted: Mon, 30th Jul 2007, 9:22pm

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Josh3B

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Thanks, guys! That gives me some idea, at least, of what to do next.

Thanks again! If I get it done I'll post it somewhere.

JB
Posted: Tue, 31st Jul 2007, 12:21am

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Axeman

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Sure thing. If you run into difficulties with any specific part of the process, let us know.