One great way to learn is to emulate work you like!
The problem solving of trying to achieve a particular result will help you learn your tools by using them in new ways.
For motion graphics, there are plenty of really cool open title sequences from movies and TV shows that are good choices for this exercise.
You can follow along with this walkthrough, or just watch and get ideas for your own titles.
In this video from motionvfx, you’ll learn about:
- 01:42 – Main Title Material
- 04:52 – Main Text Bevel
- 06:21 – Lighting Setup
- 06:58 – Render Setup
- 08:29 – Main Bevel Material
- 09:40 – Materials
- 10:30 – Abstract Background
- 14:51 – Quantumania Subtitle
- 19:05 – Subtitle Animation
- 23:07 – Energy Outline Effect
- 27:25 – Lens Flare
- 29:35 – Additional Effects
Gedaly is the Managing Editor of DVresolve.com. He is a professional editor, having cut national commercials for major companies, and does color & VFX for indie films at Mask & Feather. He’s also a filmmaker, writing and directing shorts & features. Gedaly is the co-founder of Working.Actor and former marketing strategist for large brands.