I am looking to recreate this intro to learn how these effects are created. You can watch the intro here:
The effect that I'm looking to create is the red/pink warped grid that comes in in the beginning before the white solid moves in. How would you go about creating that effect? Would you make a mesh/wireframe of a 3d object? The rest of the intro looks pretty straight forward.
This could be a simple wireframe render with an effect like Mettle Freeform, Trapcode Mir/ Tao or Plexus. A 3D program would work just as well.
I used C4D for the "warped grid" (AKA: Topology). There is a pretty simple topology tool packaged with C4D Studio. I animated the height and depth of the topology and composite/color/time-remap in AE.