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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: jonny on December 11, 2010, 04:11:44 pm

Title: Animated Logo
Post by: jonny on December 11, 2010, 04:11:44 pm
Hi all,

I am posting to ask a couple of questions. A group of friends and myself have set up an amateur, non- profit, hobby film making group. We intend to do live action films and animations (in the future) and release them on the net via our website and other selected websites. Our own web address is

At the moment we do have an animated logo to go before our films but it is not the best. It is a very low poly mesh and I think it could do with updating. I made the model myself a few years ago when I started using Anim8or but I am not the animation type, I am more of a writer/director.

I was wondering if anyone could help me by designing a new animated logo for me. You will of course get all credit for making the new version and you will be included in the credits of all productions we do.

Our old logo is on youtube here is the link to it[/youtube]]http://www.

Thanks for reading this.
Title: Re: Animated Logo
Post by: Maximilianibus on December 11, 2010, 04:45:05 pm
do you need special effects? :P i could make some
Title: Re: Animated Logo
Post by: jonny on December 11, 2010, 04:52:43 pm
What kind of thing do you have in mind Maximilianibus?
Title: Re: Animated Logo
Post by: Maximilianibus on December 11, 2010, 07:31:00 pm
i dont know.... i dont know what you need... but i could do almost everything... ;)
Title: Re: Animated Logo
Post by: 3D Joe Wiltshire on December 12, 2010, 12:24:07 am
Give an idea of the kind of logo you want?
Or the themese / ideas you want it to convey, who is your target audience?
Title: Re: Animated Logo
Post by: jonny on December 12, 2010, 02:14:30 am
Thanks for replying.

I kinda like how the current one works however I feel it needs something new and interesting added to it.  We plan to make several films over the next few years based at several different audiences so it needs to be something that is suitable for all age groups and genre preferences.

Our first production is a mystical, fantasy themed storyline so we do have an idea we would like for it. We would like it to start of with the logo appearing somehow and stay on screen for a few seconds and the disappear as a wisp of smoke.

Generally speaking though we are open to any and all suggestions anyone has to make for a new logo.
Title: Re: Animated Logo
Post by: Kyle on December 12, 2010, 09:57:56 pm
Photoshop's repousse tool is pretty good for this.
just as an example of what it can do...


I don't have time to render any animation of it, but its capable of doing so.
Title: Re: Animated Logo
Post by: jonny on December 12, 2010, 11:56:00 pm

Thanks Kyle for taking the time to do that, it looks really good. I think I would like something like this incorperated into the final design.

In reply to 3D Joe and Maximilianibus, I have an idea of a new animated logo now. Would it be possible to have stars with a glowing trail fly onto the screen from all directions but as they reach the center they are actually shimmering shards of glass which then form into lettering like in the picture above. Which then get zapped by lighting or something or a special effect happens and turns the letters from silver to gold.

Let me know your thougts on this.
Title: Re: Animated Logo
Post by: Maximilianibus on December 13, 2010, 06:23:09 pm
i could try ;)
Title: Re: Animated Logo
Post by: jonny on December 14, 2010, 04:38:51 pm
Okay cool, thanks Maximilianibus. There was also another part of our first project which needs to be done. Our opening scene is where the camera starts of looking at the Milky Way from a distance with the milky way being just a small white speck in the middle of the screen.

The camera then slowly flies forward into the milky way, past the sun and finally to earth where it keeps flying to the surface of earth where upon the frame is filled is blurred with a white and blueish haze and this will cross fade to the next scene.

Any ideas on how I could do this or does anyone think that maybe able to make something like this.

Title: Re: Animated Logo
Post by: Maximilianibus on December 14, 2010, 09:32:00 pm
Could you give me the first Frame? I mean the Picture of the Milky Way. I could couple it with the logo
Title: Re: Animated Logo
Post by: jonny on December 15, 2010, 12:23:54 am
The very first frame of this sequence will be a tiny white dot in the centre of the screen to represent the mily way which gradually gets bigger until we see something like the picture below.  It keeps flying through space until we reach earth.

Title: Re: Animated Logo
Post by: TheBlackHole on February 14, 2011, 08:16:41 pm
You're not just going to need the Milky Way, you'll also need some satellite galaxies like the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. I could probably help, but it would need at least four sequences. And that could take a while. If you need it soon, Celestia may be helpful.
Title: Re: Animated Logo
Post by: Arik_the_Red on February 16, 2011, 06:57:15 am
It seems to me that a company that features creation of animations would want to create its own animated logo material as a means of showing their capabilities... ?
Title: Re: Animated Logo
Post by: headwax on February 17, 2011, 05:21:18 am
oh yee of little faith Arik. Shame, shame :)
Title: Re: Animated Logo
Post by: jonny on March 29, 2011, 08:40:38 pm
Sorry it been a while since I posted but been busy planning the live action shots which should start shooting within the next month or two.

In reply to TheBlackHole, we are in no rush for the opening sequence as we expect the project to come togther over the next 1 to 2 years as it is a fairly large project. If you are still happy to create this sequence for us it would be great. I have looked into Celestia and it is still an option however I posted the idea here as I have always been very fond of Anim8or and wanted to include it in my works.

And Arik you are right you would think that. The statement about animations was not only for animations created by us but we were happy to host other people's animated movies on our site as a way to get their work viewed by as many people as possible. We currently have no plans for an animation made by us as we are only a hobby/amateur film making group but we have left all options open for the future.

Thanks everyone for posting and I hope to hear from you all again soon.