3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 19, 2017 12:31 AM by HippyTesla

    Which Effect Is This?




      I am trying to create an opening logo animation. I'd like to create the effect used in this video's opening logo. The problem is - I don't know which program was used to create the effect, and which effect (or combination of effects) that is, at all.


      I have limited time access to my friend's laptop with Adobe Premiere and After Effects CS6. I've gone through a bunch of AE effects and animation presets and I can't seem to find the right one. Not even something that I'd recognize as a component of the effect used in the linked video.


      Can anyone more experienced with video editing recognize this effect/combination of effects/animation preset? Any help is greatly appreciated!


      Kind regards,



        • 1. Re: Which Effect Is This?
          HippyTesla Level 1

          I'm not up for replying to my own posts, but I can't think of a better way to bump this up a bit and maybe get an answer.



          • 2. Re: Which Effect Is This?
            Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Screen Shot 2017-12-18 at 1.10.10 PM.png

            I'm assuming that you are talking about the distortion and vertical break up of the characters. One option is Card Dance. Probably a separate layer for every letter, and some distortion maps. It would take a bit of fiddling around but that's where I would start. 50% gray does not move the rows or columns so something like this would get you started. All modified properties of card dance are revealed. It will take a bit of time to wrap your head around how it works, but I think I could pretty well duplicate this logo transition using a separate text layer for each letter.

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            You can turn off the gradient layer and it will still work.


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            • 3. Re: Which Effect Is This?
              HippyTesla Level 1

              Thank you so much, Rick! I'll try it out as soon as I get to that laptop again