Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Other animation techniques in After Effects, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Animated Logos (2014).
…So we had a chance to look at some of the animation techniques in After Effects.…Let's go with a slightly simpler project where we bring in another logo file.…We're going to bring in a new logo.…This logo's already been prepped and I'll import it as…a composition while retaining the layer size and click Open.…There's the logo.…And if I look at it, you can see it's got a lot of circles.…It's pretty simple.…Now, the logo here is a bit small, and the composition is not broadcast-size.…So, let's change that really quick.…
I'll choose Composition>Composition Settings.…And using the preset, I could assign a correct frame size and frame rate.…For this project, let's assume the delivery is 23.976.…And I'll adjust the duration to be ten seconds long and click OK.…All right.…I've got my logo.…For now, we'll view that over black but in…a little bit, we'll bring in a background file.…Looking at this, it's pretty simple.…There's just a series of circles.…We've got our first circle and I'd like this to scale on and get larger.…
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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