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Chris Readthe aphex logo conundrum
by on Jun 2, 2011 at 12:02:34 am

I'm doing an animated logo for a friend and could with a bit of help on something. Ive put a link to the vid below, its unfinished obviously and i havn't created the 'x' appearing yet to complete the word aphex, i want the film reel to go through the middle of the 'x' as it appears so any ideas for that would be great, but the main problem im having is creating the reel coming out of the 'x'. I used a simple motion path to move the reel and autoscroll to move the frames, then warp to distort it, but im finding impossible to create a decent way to make come out underneath once through the 'x', i'm also going to make it have color once through the 'x'. Any ideas on this are always well received very appreciated.

Chris Read


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adam taylorRe: the aphex logo conundrum
by on Jun 2, 2011 at 7:47:18 am

what you need to do is duplicate your existing film roll effect onto a new layer. Then reset the start and endpoints of its associated path, as well as the start and end sizes so it goes from small to large.
Then offset the start of the layer so the effect begins only when the first film strip passes under the X.

Its often easier to break an effect down into smaller manageable pieces than to try accomplish the entire effect in one.

Then you can use any number of methods to colour the new layer.


Adam Taylor
Video Editor/Audio Mixer/ Compositor/Motion GFX/Barista
Character Options Ltd
Oldham, UK

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: the aphex logo conundrum
by on Jun 2, 2011 at 10:36:39 pm

For really cool 3d filmstrip fx I would recommend you use Zaxwerks 3d Serpentine:

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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