Tutorial: Extruded EPS Logo in FCP X

Have you ever wanted to up your look and create am Extruded EPS Logo in FCP X? John Rofrano┬áSenior VASST trainer for Boris TV has a new set of tutorials for Boris FX, covering one of my favorite tools, Boris Continuum Unit: 3D Objects, which comes as it’s own unit or part of Boris Continuum Complete.

Extruded EPS Basics in FCP X, Part I

Learn to make an extruded EPS logo in FCP X with Boris Continuum Complete 3D Objects. He uses the Ferrari Logo in his example.

Extruded .EPS Basics, Part II

Learn how to animate the logo that was created in part 1.

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Boris Continuum Unit: 3D Objects

Boris Continuum Unit: 3D Objects includes Extruded Text, Extruded EPS, Type-On Text, Extruded Spline, and Layer Deformer from Boris Continuum Complete.

The plug-in we’re focusing on here is BCC Extruded EPS, which rovides an easy way to import and extrude Illustrator layered vector logos and graphics. The filter includes full integration with After Effects’ 3D camera and lighting system and incorporates the same 3D material presets and free-form deformation properties of other 3D Objects filters. The filter is capable of tracking an EPS file using a Watch Folder, making the EPS file “live” should it be edited in Illustrator. A handy “Keep EPS Color” feature lets operators preserve the original fill colors for each element as a diffuse color option of the materials.

Of course, you don’t have a 3D Camera in FCPX, like you do in After Effects, but don’t worry because there are adjustable camera parameters built right into this great plug-in.

Try a free demo of Boris Continuum Complete.

More Tutorials

Tutorial: Doctor Who Inspired Titles – Paul Ezzy explains how to create some Doctor Who inspired titles with Boris Continuum Complete. He uses the BCC Type-on-Text to create the 3D animated title, which is also contained in this unit. He also generate a smoky 3D particle background with BCC Organic Strands, BCC Particle Emitter 3D, and BCC Film Glow, which are in Continuum Complete.

About Michele Yamazaki

Michele Yamazaki is Pluginologist for Toolfarm (www.toolfarm.com), a value added reseller and distributor of visual effects software. She recently wrote Plug-in with After Effects: Third Party Plug-in Mastery, which came out in June 2011. She co-authored Greenscreen Made Easy: Keying and Compositing Techniques for Indie Filmmakers with Jeremy Hanke, published in 2009 by MWP. Michele started at Postworks as a motion graphics artist. She taught After Effects and Photoshop at Kendall College of Art & Design. In 2001 she launched AEFreemart.com and in 2002 co-founded West Michigan Animation & Effects User Group. She is a former board member of MCA-I Mid-Michigan and West Michigan Film & Video Alliance. Michele has a BA from Grand Valley State University. She lives in Grand Rapids with her husband Dan, her lovely daughter, Lily, and her cat, Tressa.

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