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You can use the CC Light Sweep effect to simulate a glint of light across your logo.
Your best bet might be to create your effect in Photoshop using layer styles. You can then bring that over into AE.
Here are some good tutorials for a variety of text effects.
Quick Gold is probably what you are after...
Getting the glint is easy. Getting a 3D simulation with beveled edges and ray traced reflections requires a 3D modeler.
Thanks for your feed back. What 3D modeler do you recommend? One which is easy to work with from 2D to 3D and can run on a Mac (if possible).
Cinema 4D by Maxxon, pretty straightforward interface and functions.
Ability to export 3D scenes into Ae.
You can alos get tons of metallic effects with Boris's 3D text systems and Zaxwerks, a very fine AE plugin.
NOTE: I have not used either of these apps for many years. I just keep seeing them mentioned.
and don't forget to try the simple Bevel Edge effect. You can also make an outline matte, expand the mask,and apply light glints to it. Basically, all you need to do to simulate 3D gold text is create edge artifacts that have the same glint source but it moves in a different direction and might be less diffuse or less blurry.
also, one more thing, metallic letters actually reflect the surface they are sitting on and the sky which is whey the "chrome" presets for tools like Colorama have grays and blues.
Thank You for your info. However the Boris and Zaxwerks are very expensive stuff!
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Zaxwerks is not anywhere near as expensive as the Boris plugs, and well worth every penny. I have both and prefer the ZW plug by far. It will pay for itself in a job or two.