View Full Version : Logo Animation question: Looking for Reference:

03-04-2008, 02:38 PM
I'm trying to find some reference of this sort of fast flashy style of logo animation where the text distorts side to side or up and down and flashes in a sort of grungy, low quality tv reception, bad connection sort of way.. I know i've seen it a lot, in maybe move trailers or logo animations but having trouble finding an example. :(

Anyone know what im talkin' about?

03-04-2008, 02:50 PM
TV interference? Kinda like the attached?

03-04-2008, 02:57 PM
Not really so "TV" literally. I think more like aliens Hijacked the single and it starts to freak out and pixilate / distort / flash.. where i have seen that..

03-04-2008, 03:25 PM
This is getting closer, with the flashing effects. Not the wave distort effect. Still not quite there..

03-04-2008, 05:44 PM
TV interference? Kinda like the attached?
Looks like my Behringer mixer.. :)

03-04-2008, 08:00 PM
The example you provided looks like a random 'mask' or something similar.. for example. take a look here:

klik (http://www.newtek.com/random.swf)

That is nothing more than the word "NewTek" with a mask over it. Since I am using flash for this particular example, I used a bit of actionscript to control the randomness of the mask. The script looks like:

// *********
// *********

The actual size of the file is 420 x 120 px (it'll be as large as your browser for this example because I use no html) - so you can see, I am randomizing the placement of the mask above the text.

You could take this a step further, and randomize the text as well using several different methods. You could randomize the blur, scale, alpha, etc for the copy-text.

Here is a banner that was created while back with some basic keyframing to achieve randomness.

tricaster banner (http://www.newtek.com/tricaster_ad.swf) (again, sized to the browser)

If you take some time to look at it closely, you'll see several graphics with outlined text on white canvas - 1-2 frames in length to create a somewhat fast-paced banner.

Now that you see the basics of the example you provided, you could use an editor to achieve the same result by either key-framing or using expressions. The effect is primarily done in some sort of editor in post.

I have attached a zip file that contains the flash files used in the first example - if you have flash 8 you can see how it was constructed.

03-05-2008, 08:31 AM
Holy cow andrew thanks for the post! That's looking really sweet. The Tricaster intro is pretty much what i talking about. That should be pretty helpful to me. :thumbsup:

12-11-2008, 10:13 AM
If you have after effects, take a look at the TWITCH plug in

12-11-2008, 10:23 AM
Ah very cool! We have a few of their AE plugins. They make some awesome stuff for sure.