So in my intro animation tutorial I had demonstrated how I created this 3D mouse pointer natively in 3D without any additional plug-ins.
Here’s a dedicated tutorial about that. It’s actually a pretty simple process. Just import a cursor graphic, get the pen tool and ‘trace’ the shape of the cursor. Set it to 3D and give it some depth (Geometry Options – Extrusion Depth). Now set the ‘Reflection Intensity’ in the material options to 100. That’s it! To follow along watch the video above.
You can download the free project file here: