I got this idea a while back about using a textured sphere to create an energy field.
Now in the past, I would use Cinema 4D pre-renders to get my final look. This means i would have to go back and forth between AE and C4D to make any adjustment.
Thankfully, the same technique works with Element 3D. Now I can make the adjustment directly inside After Effects.
Basically this technique is mapping a fractal noise texture on a sphere, and adding color and glow until it looks like energy!
Also in this tutorial i go over how you can set up a nice Logo Render with Element 3D.
The same technique used to set up the logo also works with Text layers
Show me your results and tell me what you think in the comments!