Autodesk’s David J. Wood presents a quick motion graphics tutorial on building a quick broadcast title animation using 3D text, geometry and pattern generators. It’s a good example of how you can make something from nothing and shows off the true 3D compositing tools inside of Autodesk Smoke.
There are lots more great Smoke tutorials on the Autodesk Smoke Learning Channel.
And don’t forget that you can download a free 30-day trial of Smoke @ www.autodesk.com/smoke