If you’re a Final Cut Pro X user, Noise Industries’ Tokyo Chrominator is a great tool for adding production value to logos and text. It allows editors to instantly give images a glossy, beveled 3D look complete with animated lighting.

With Tokyo Chrominator, you can adjust the animation controls to add a rotating shine to objects without the need for keyframing. You can customize effects with Chrominator’s editing tools. And the software’s Tokyo Alpha Creator is a handy utility that gives editors an instant alpha channel if the graphic doesn’t already have one.

In addition to the basic version of the effect, which can be easily customized, there are six presets available including gold, silver, brass and more. Tokyo Chrominator is available for US$49 at http://tinyurl.com/cavwzmq .