Motion Graphics Tutorial: How to Easily Create Badass Cascading Polygonal Titles

Video CoPilot Cascading Polygonal Animation Tutorial
Credit: Andrew Kramer
The way you choose to title your films and videos is one of the most powerful, albeit underrated, aspects of grabbing an audience's attention.

Think about it. In most cases, your titling — whether it's just the logo of your production company or a complex title sequence for a feature film — is among the first things that the audience sees. If your titling is dull and uninspired, you set a pretty bad precedent for the work that follows. Luckily, with tools like After Effects, Motion, and all of the high-end node-based compositing and animation software, the possibilities for what you can do with titling are limited only by your imagination.

Here's Andrew Kramer of Video CoPilot to show you how to create vividly detailed cascading polygonal animations that you can use to lead into company logos and film titles, or you can just use these animations on their own because they look totally badass. And the best part, it's extremely easy to do in After Effects, even if you're not an AE wizard like Andrew Kramer.

Have you guys ever used animations like these to spice up your titling? Share the techniques that you used down in the comments, and it you want to, link to a video of the results!     

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That effect looks prime for animating the NFS logo. Missed opportunity there ;)

January 17, 2015 at 4:44PM

Ben Howling
Writer / Director

Sweet! I love the design and animation of this. Another great tutorial from Andrew Kramer.

January 17, 2015 at 6:29PM


Great effect, nice tutorial! Would you be so kind to show 'the world' how this can be done in Motion 5? I would very much appreciate it!

January 23, 2015 at 3:41AM

Jan de Bloois
one man band in video!

You can also easily create nice title designs using stock footage. I particularly enjoy using ink footage for text reveals.

August 5, 2016 at 3:30AM, Edited August 5, 3:30AM