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Motion Graphics

Simulate A Glowing Neon Light Sign Of Your Logo

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In this tutorial we will not only create a realistic neon light, but a set of controls for the light intensity, the amount of flickering, and a switch to turn it on or off, everything with simple expressions. Here's how to create an "Open Late" sign yourself.

Republished Tutorial

Every few weeks, we revisit some of our reader's favorite posts from throughout the history of the site. This tutorial was first published in February 2010.


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