Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Building and saving transitional elements, part of After Effects Guru: Animating Logos.
One of easiest ways is to give yourself more…time, which is, I'm sure something we're all striving for.…Is to actually save any transitional elements that you build.…So a lot of times, when I build alpha transitions, I'll build them using…Shape layers so that I can save those as presets to access later on.…Now, we're going to go ahead and start with our simple…text logo animation here, and I'll just animate the appearance…of this logo using a simple transition. Let's create a Shape layer.…I'm going to go up under Layer, and make sure I have my timeline…selected here, and then go up under Layer, and choose New Shape Layer.…
Now the shape layer I want to create is actually going to be…a rectangle, so here I'll click on the Add button and choose Rectangle.…Now, if we open up the rectangle path options here,…notice I'm still not really seeing anything.…That's because my rectangle is set at 100 and 100, but I don't…have any fill or anything else so I'm going to click here under the Add.…And choose a Fill.…And for the fill, notice if we open the options, we could change the colour.…
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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