Creating the outer ring


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Creating the outer ring

Now that you've seen that, creating this outer circle is pretty darn easy. I go back to my Comp, I'm going to double-click its size, right-click > Reveal Layer Source in Project. 415 is probably an inset quite a ways here. Actually, I'm looking at my Info panel. I'm seeing that my Y is 97 there and 121 there. Let's say that circle is roughly 360 pixels diameter--and again we can adjust these things later, because shape layers are so easy to edit inside After Effects.

I go back to my Comp, make sure nothing is selected, because I want to start a brand-new shape group. And let's go ahead and create this quickly. Apostrophe, ellipse, center out my cross-hair, drag, add the Shift key, add the Command or Ctrl key, drag it out until it looks pretty good. Twirl it open. Look at its size. Let's say that I want 360, so let's enter a smaller value. By the way, these are easy to edit or animate later on. You can also edit or animate the transform for the entire l...

Creating the outer ring
Video duration: 3m 9s 3h 26m Intermediate Updated Dec 19, 2012

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Creating the outer ring provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 15: Creating a Sports Opening Title

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