You can create a metallic reflection in Adobe After Effects using native tools. It won’t be as efficient or have the same quality, but it’s an easy way to fake your desired effect without having 3D modeling software on hand!
Learn how to create a unique, reflective texture for your text animations in After Effects.
Watch as Motion Array’s Tyler Williams walks us through the process, which is actually much easier than it looks. The effect basically animates fractally with some color correction and other neat tricks like bevel alpha or light sweep to give your affected object more of a hard surface look!