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Don Greening
Extruding a logo in Marquee
on Sep 5, 2013 at 7:25:04 pm

I have a company logo that I would like to make into a 3D object using the extrusion feature inside Marquee. The graphic is a multi-layered PSD file with no background that I can flatten first or convert to PNG. I can also add a white alpha channel if needed. Is it possible to make this in Marquee? I know I'm doing something wrong because when I first tried it Marquee extruded the rectangular dimensions instead of just the logo.

Suggestions would be gladly accepted :)

- Don

Don Greening
A Vancouver Video Production Company
Reeltime Videoworks
http://www.reeltimevideoworks.com


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Joshua Menco
Re: Extruding a logo in Marquee
on Sep 6, 2013 at 11:20:45 am

I've never used the Marquee tool before. However I strongly recommend you start using After Effects for this kind of stuff. If you don't know how to use it yet, it's well worth the investment.

Here's a nice extrude tutorial:







And if I'm not mistaken you can download a trial version of After Effects on the Adobe site.


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Don Greening
Re: Extruding a logo in Marquee
on Sep 8, 2013 at 10:32:01 pm

Thanks for your input, Joshua, and for the link to the Youtube tutorial. Although I realize that AE is a 'go to' app for this sort of thing I'm not involved enough in graphic design to justify the expense. I do have Marquee, however, which is part of Avid MC/Symphony and is quite capable of doing this little task. I just have to figure out how to do it. I look forward to watching your tutorial recommendation which may help me to understand the basic principles involved.

Cheers,

- Don

Don Greening
A Vancouver Video Production Company
Reeltime Videoworks
http://www.reeltimevideoworks.com


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Joshua Menco
Re: Extruding a logo in Marquee
on Sep 8, 2013 at 10:47:12 pm

http://community.avid.com/forums/t/117001.aspx

I think this might solve your problem then :)


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Morton Molyneux
Re: Extruding a logo in Marquee
on Sep 9, 2013 at 1:58:27 am

Kevin P. McAuliffe has several tutorials on Advanced Marquee Techniques.

http://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_48/1

cheers

Morton



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Don Greening
Re: Extruding a logo in Marquee
on Sep 9, 2013 at 7:27:47 pm

Joshua, great minds think alike: I did the same Google search and read that same article. It's from 2005 and states that Marquee will only extrude something like a logo if you turn it into a 'font' first. There are programs that will do this but still cost hundreds. Which begs the question: is Marquee able to now do this task in 2013?

To Morton: thanks for the post and I will re-visit those 5 advanced episodes to see if Kevin has any info that I may have missed. There are 10 Marquee episodes in total, so hopefully I'll find something.

Cheers,

Don

Don Greening
A Vancouver Video Production Company
Reeltime Videoworks
http://www.reeltimevideoworks.com


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