Animating Illustrator Logos in After Effects

In this After Effects tutorial we'll learn a variety of techniques to create appealing logo animations. Software required: After Effects CS4 for project files.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 1, 2010
Duration
3h 1m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 1, 2010
Duration
3h 1m
Description

In this After Effects tutorial we'll learn a variety of techniques to create appealing logo animations. Taking a logo or image and animating it is a common task. We'll begin the tutorial by importing a logo built in illustrator and organize our layers into compositions. We'll then learn some animation techniques to take what would be boring motion and give it some life. We'll then learn how to accurately gauge perspective and how to place the anchor point. Throughout the project we will create animation presets that will save us time on repetitive tasks. We'll learn techniques to reveal and grow elements from simple mask expansions to complex path strokes and mask animation. Software required: After Effects CS4 for project files.

About the author
About the author

Chris is a VFX author at Pluralsight. Along with creating and recording training, he also manages the support team and works closely with the production development team. He began his career working freelance and quickly realized that he wanted to find a company where he could use his talents to help people succeed in the CG industry.

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