Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating with colors, part of After Effects Guru: Animating Logos.
When it comes to animating with colors I like…to break things down to their most essential basics first.…And what I mean by that, I like to actually animate with…grayscale images and then I'll add color based on the grayscale values.…To show you what I mean, let's jump into our project.…Notice here inside of After Effects, I have kind of a busy project.…So, before we start actually trying to add colors, let's do…a little housekeeping.…I'm going to click on this R1 Comp and Shift-click through R9.…And just click and drag those down to…my folder icon here and just call this Precomps.…
Perfect.…Now, we can actually get to the…business of creating grayscale versions of our wedges.…Now, rather than making grayscale adjustments…here inside of After Effects, I'm going to…jump into Illustrator and actually change the Illustrator file itself.…To do that, all we have to do is just open up our Illustrator file, just…click on any one of the layers, and go up under Edit and choose Edit Original.…Once inside of Illustrator, go ahead and click on the target next to R1 and just…
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- Optimizing bitmap and vector logos
- Repeating animation with the Keyframe Assistant
- Animating with colors
- Animating type logos
- Building and saving transitional elements
- Rendering your animation