This nifty little video is the motion graphics logo intro for a comic company called Splotch Comics (Visit them at SplotchComics.com). I was contacted not too long ago by the owner to make an intro for their YouTube channel and after a bit of discussion and idea throwing of how the animation should look, I came up with the above design. This intro was made using Element 3D and Adobe Photoshop and was relatively simple, so no fluid simulation was involved. So how did I achieve that cool green splat? Well, the answer to this conundrum was an animated normal map combined with stock footage of a blood splat colorized to match the color of the logo splat. It’s a relatively low-tech solution to a complex problem but the results speak for themselves. No curve manipulation was employed either, this was the result of cleverly using lights to light up the scene, making the shadows blue-ish with a fill light and the highlights a pale yellow with a key light. The final result is a cool-looking motion graphics logo intro made on a budget.
Hit the break to watch the video in action!