Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Rendering a logo animation, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Animated Logos (2014).
…Let's capture our work and go on to the next state.…Let's render out a couple of these files for import.…Here is that cropped logo animation…and that's going to give rendered width transparency.…I'll choose Composition, add to Render Queue.…This is where the file gets processed.…And let's also drop in that CCU logo.…Alright that's good for now, two logos…to render, one with transparency, one without.…With the mouse over the window I can press the…tilde key, that's the key next to the number one.…Or if you are on an international keyboard just look for maximize frame.…
Otherwise you could just drag this panel up to make more room.…And what we'll do here is render this out.…I'm going to go with best settings, but you can…click on that to see what that really means.…Looks pretty good.…I'll choose OK.…And under the output module I need to specify a format.…So in this case I want to make something that has an embedded alpha channel.…So I'll choose RGB plus alpha.…To do this you're going to need to stick with a handful of formats.…
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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