Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing an animated logo to an NLE with transparency (straight vs. premultiplied alpha channels), part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Animated Logos (2014).
…The render files are done.…Let me show you how to import the files.…They're just movies like any other asset, and if your using Adobe…Premier Pro there's an extra work flow you might want to know about.…I'll switch over here, and launch Premier Pro.…Let's go into our test project we were working…with earlier, and I'm going to bring in some new files.…File import and I bring them both in.…There we go.…Here's the first one that had the alpha channel intact.…And lets let that play.…You see the files build on and there's the pieces.…
Now to make this a bit easier to read I'd actually do a little trick.…Let's nudge this up a layer.…And just bring in a shape for a second.…I'm going to add a Color Matte of white.…And just stick that behind the logo.…Now using the Effect Controls, I can size that a bit.…I'll uncheck uniform scaling, just scale the width and the height independently.…And let's soften that up a bit.…There we go a Gaussian Blur.…
Reason why I'm doing here is it's easier to tweak…this in reference to the background that I have at play.…
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- Acquiring logo files
- Understanding what file formats are supported
- Sizing a vector logo in Photoshop or Illustrator
- Saving a logo with transparency
- Importing a logo into After Effects
- Animating layers
- Extruding a logo in 3D
- Rendering the animation
- Creating cast reflections and cast shadows
- Filling a logo with a pattern
- Adding rays and glows