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Neon Sign effect in After Effects
on Aug 16, 2005 at 9:49:26 am

Hopefully someone can help, but being new to after eefects I wondered if anyone has seen how to create a neon sign (looking like it is flashing on and off) in after effects.
Is there a plug-in or is it as simple as create the basic image in photoshop and go from there??

Fingers crossed someone can help.


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Re: Neon Sign effect in After Effects
on Aug 17, 2005 at 2:27:04 am

I've done this before, came up pretty nice.

I started with a neon layer a created in Illistrator, and some walls I made in Photoshop.

I put the walls in as 3d layers and spun them around to where I wanted, them positioned the neon text just a bit in front of the wall.
Put a drop shadow effect onto the neon layer (set shadow to be pretty tight) and keyframe the 'shadow only' setting on and off to make it blink on and off.

You can use a few different effects to create a glow around the sign on the wall when the light is on too for extra effect.

This wouldnt work if its fairly closeup and off alot as you would see its just a shadow.

Hope this helps, Josh

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