With this simple template you will be able to get a 3D gold text animation in a few minutes. You just need to download a free 3D software called Blender (check out the blog post about The Best Open Source and Free Tools for VJs) and follow the instructions from the video tutorial below.
In order to save time, you can simply download the template and replace the sample logo for your own logo. You will have to resize your Inkscape canvas (and logo vector) to 10000 x 10000 pixels, otherwise you will get a very small logo in Blender. Download the source files: source-files.zip. Some useful shortcuts:
Numpad0: Jump from User Persp to Camera Persp and vice versa.
In order to create better VJ loops, you can integrate Blender with After Effects by using the Adobe After Effects Exporter add-on. In this way, you can easily mix your 3D scene with your favorite AE plug-in. Although I use Particular, you could use any other plug-in, including Mir, Form, TAO or 3D Stroke. To achieve loopable camera animations, the Follow Path constraint is a good option, then you just need to add a bezier circle, deform it, and use it as target object. If you use Particular, it is important to modify the Visibility parameter to remove unwanted particles from your loop.
A camera fly through animation is a great addition to your VJ loops collection. With this trick you will be able to create a tunnel loop with almost everything. Watch the video tutorial above and start to generate new footage with Blender.