Explosive TV Graphics 1

Learn how Adobe Illustrator and Maxon Cinema 4D were used, along with stock footage from Video Copilot’s Action Essentials 2, to create explosive TV promo graphics.

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  1. Dominik K.
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    Hey John, thanks for this cool tutorial. It’s really awesome so i tried to recreate it by myself 🙂 I’m using Blender so take a look at my version.
    Hope you like it. Thanks for the inspiration.

    http://www.vimeo.com/7799823

    • John Dickinson
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      Nice effort Dominik, thanks for sharing your efforts.

  2. Boreale
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    Hi John !

    Could you give some details about how to use the Time Warp effect to give the motion blur ? Here, or maybe in a 5mn tip ?

    I’m currently trying to apply it to a movie rendered in C4D (with an alpha). Actually, it’s the little animation I made for the Unplugged challenge.
    2 days ago I failed to apply it quickly and I finally had to leave it unchanged. Now that I take more time to make it work, it doesn’t work either… 🙁
    Well, I’ve to say I can’t find out the translation of TimeWarp in french ! 😉 Though, I’m trying all the time effects one by one, tweaking all the options etc, but none of them is working (yet !)

    I hope you’ll come back to this (potentially) very useful tip !

    • John Dickinson
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      Hi Boreale. I simply applied Time Warp to the rendered movie and checked the Motion Blur setting. Best, John.

      • Boreale
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        1,5 hour later, I’m still struggling with it, tweaking all the parameters of all the time effects, trying on different C4D movies (all with an alpha), with the motion blur open… ;-((
        On top of that I don’t manage to make letters (or connected splines) explode with the Mograph Fracture Object… The random effector works well, but the letters/splines are unwilling to explode… ;-((

        Maybe you don’t have time for long technical comments, but hopefully that’ll give you the idea of a 5 mn tutorial ?

        Best, Boreale

        • John Dickinson
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          Hi Boreale, you should check out some of Tim Clapham’s training, he’s the master of Cinema 4D Mograph.

  3. Adam Forbes
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    Not a bad tutorial but can you shut off your chat windows so they don’t pop up every 3 seconds, it’s disracting as heck.

  4. Jamiel
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    Fantastic…it is inspirational

    • John Dickinson
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      Thanks Jamiel.

  5. Steve
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    thanks for sharing this tutorial.

    • John Dickinson
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      You’re welcome Steve. Best wishes, John.

  6. david
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    wow that was so cool and so simple, nice work

    • John Dickinson
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      Thanks David.

  7. anwar
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    thanks john …. u agreat art man

  8. Rotimi O
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    Nice, once, i do not know anything at all about after effect, where can i start from and what are the methods to use, I have a great passion for Production/Editing.

    Thanks a million John.

    • John Dickinson
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      You’re welcome Rotimi O.

  9. freed mirza
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    fantastic

  10. Iskren Ivanov
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    I just wanna ask,how did u make the outline of the DATONA logo ? i have my logo,but i don`t know how to make the outlines .. can u tell me how,about the lines with PEN TOOL or what ?

    • John Dickinson
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      Hi Iskren, the logo was recreated in Adobe Illustrator using the Pen Tool. Best wishes, John.

      • Iskren Ivanov
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        Yes Thank you,but i made the lines with the Pen Tool but I can`tmake Outlines or paths from the Object. path and Create Outlines,any idea why ?

        • John Dickinson
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          You can only make outlines from Text. You can try using the Live Trace feature, but be sure to clean up the paths afterwards. Generally I get better results tracing logos manually with the pen tool. Best wishes, John.

  11. Fayel Hussain
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    I want to learn adobe affter effect. Please send me adobe after effect trainin notes.

    • John Dickinson
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      Hi Fayel, there is plenty of information available on Motionworks and many other websites on the web. Do a Google search for After Effects, After Effects Tutorials, After Effects Training etc. Best, John.

  12. Jeremy Carrow
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    Great tutorial! I really like tutorials that show a smart workflow. Very inspiring!

  13. Conor Beattie
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    any chance for the material download link? Im having trouble perfecting the metal texture in C4D

  14. edinofri karizal caniago
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    Thank’s For Your vidio
    I Come from In Indonesian.
    Thank for Your education

  15. alex
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    Hi. Can make a tutorial to show how is create the light and the metal text, please?

  16. karthik
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    owsome Work still….

    U hav bring out some more wondrfull tutorials!!

  17. eND dIE
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    Hi, i’m beginner.. want to learn..

  18. Erkanynk
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    Hey, John, you have done such amazing text effect! Thanks you for this lesson”¦ But could you lay out a more detailed tutorial, how to done this text? I want to do this tutorial”¦ I think all want too.
    I’m sorry if I have expressed my idea not correctly, because i live in russia and dont speak english well

    • John Dickinson
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      Hi Erkanynk,
      Thanks for your interest. I’ll give it some thought.
      Best wishes,
      John.

  19. Umair hafeez
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    thanks for amazing tutorial.
    Can you tell us how to do crash text. text crash into pieces.or split in half.

  20. zafar Sahel
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    You are so awesome man
    thanks

  21. abie silva*
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    Huge amount of insight in this. I’m currently making the move from Maya to C4D & am ecstatic about the integration w AE. Exporting camera data from Maya to AE is not difficult but it’s not fool proof; this workflow definitely trumps it.

  22. Chris
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    Awesome tutorial dude! I was looking for this for a new project of mine. Thanks for the share:)

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