Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise Files, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Animated Logos (2014).
If your lynda.com membership includes it, you'll find a small collection of exercise files. We're going to work with those from vector and raster graphics today, logos primarily, to get them prepped, but if you just need some files to work with, just go and find any logo that you have access to. Preferably you'll find a vector logo because these are much easier to split into layers, but we'll walk you through all of the course skills. The logos that I'm giving you today are collection of some my own personal businesses, as well as some materials that I have permission to use for educational purposes.
Feel free to experiment with these for purposes of the class, but after the class, do me a favor and just get rid of the exercise files. I asked that you use these only for learning purposes and that after the course, you go ahead and get rid of any of the files that you used while completing the exercises
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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