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03-27-2014, 06:21 AM
Star Trek Into Darkness Title Design
After Effects and I think C4D.

What I do find VERY impressive is the After Effects work.

03-27-2014, 07:22 AM
No Cinema4D used. They used the AE plugin Element 3D.

03-27-2014, 08:29 AM
Yeah but the planets were built and Uv'd in some program, either C4D or 3DS, they're the ones Andrew Kramer is mostly familiar with, then the objects are brought into Element.

03-27-2014, 03:37 PM
there where a lot of particle effect done outside of AE as well....

wasnt the best I had ever seen, compared to some of the marvel movie end credits....but considering this was done by 1 guy with AE and C4D....vs a team at ILM....pretty dang good

03-28-2014, 07:52 AM
yes...I posted about that quite some time ago, not many replies though:)

and yes, they did som particle simulation first, or a few variances of them, then mapping on to distribution withAE particles but using sprites and rotating and scaling them properly for sunflare, I was trying to acheive that myself by rendering ut a flare with lots of tiny particles and hv sprites, as image sequence or mov, then add a sphere as a sun, add particles as distribution and then map those in a simular way as with after effects, but in lightwave with its sprite clips, you canīt get that type of normal rotation that is directed from
the spheres normals, so it wouldnīt work directly with Lightwave only....would have to sent to after effects and element 3d if I had it.

The actual particle flare simulation isnīt that hard, just use a lot of particles and tweak velocity motion of the particles.


03-29-2014, 08:11 AM
....but considering this was done by 1 guy with AE and C4D....

Don't think so, Videocopilot is a company with several employees, they also use Max a lot.

03-29-2014, 08:43 AM
Here is the full sequence:

04-01-2014, 02:42 PM
Inspiring work.

04-06-2014, 09:06 AM
If I remember correctly, he did the planets with 3DS Max and brought them into Element. Here's a nice video he made about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYzGhNkNBWs

04-18-2014, 03:12 PM
Nice looking work!

04-19-2014, 09:37 AM
If I was going to be super critical (which I am), when I saw this at the cinema, the end sequence did stand out as somewhat cruder: aliasing, obvious bump/normal mapping ... that is being very picky; it looked good and worked great as an end title sequence. In fairness as well, he does say somewhere about the schedule pressure of getting it done. I do use Element3D and I watch a lot of Kramer's tutorials, which are very good. He's done other stuff for J J Abrams shows too, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him doing titles for 'Star Wars', come the day.