Ancient Egypt has always been a subject that fascinated me deeply. The dark corridors of the great pyramid, full of mysticism and mystery… So why not make an After Effects credits template based on it? This is how Dark Temple came to be. And it wasn’t exactly a walk in the park either. Rendering this puppy took ages and I wasn’t even able to do so in its full capacity. Should I’ve done that, this render probably would’ve taken close to a month. And that’s largely due to the fact that the texture maps were massive and the model of the pyramid corridors was huge.
Now, putting this together as an After Effects credits template wasn’t an easy feat either. Many challenges had to be overcome and the biggest one was the fact that the sites that host my templates have a 4 gigabyte limit. This template, in its infancy was 6. So I had to optimize the ever-living daylights out of this thing while still maintaining it customizable and interactive, while still keeping the same quality.
Now, speaking of customization, you have up to 25 taglines/messages that you can change, plus you can change the color of the text, logo and runes on the walls, too. Now, you don’t HAVE to use taglines or text, you can put ANYTHING you want to in those placeholders.
The music for this After Effects credits template is an oldie but goodie in my personal library, called Apocalyptic Genesis, which is a salsa-electro fusion, which I thought would look fantastic here despite the fact that it doesn’t fit all too well with the whole Egyptian theme.
Hit the break to watch the template in action!