Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Tinting the event names, part of After Effects Apprentice: 15 Creating a Sports Opening Title.
In the last couple of movies you needed to access Illustrator in order to…animate these dials.…If you don't have Illustrator, click forward the Project panel and you could open…this composition Dial*starter and then you can use this comp going forward.…Here we've already apply the masks and animated them with the Stroke effect.…If you're following along, just ignore that little tip.…I'll close that comp and return to this comp we were working with.…In this movie we're going to apply some color to the Effect names in the outer ring.…
In Illustrator, this is composed of white text, and it sits on top of a…black stroke circle.…So select the layer, event names, and let me show you two effects that are very…handy for applying color to Illustrator layers.…My go-to effect is Generate > Fill.…If your Illustrator layer is just one color, the Fill effect is wonderful…because all it does is take a color and fills the Alpha channel with that color.…And the opacity value blends between transparency and whatever color you have…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Building a 3D world
- Working with layered Illustrator files
- Synchronizing to music
- Using text animation presets
- Rendering strategies
- Working with widescreen video, including 4:3 center cut and safe area considerations
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Floor
2. The Video Wall
3. The Dial
4. Creating the Main Composition
5. The Camera Move
6. Creating a Title
7. Lighting and Shadows
8. Further Polish
9. Finishing the Comps
10. Client Changes
11. Render Strategies
12. Bonus: Creating the Ring inside After Effects
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