Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 24, 2014
Duration
2h 55m
Description

In this series of After Effects tutorials, we will learn how to animate a logo using particles and animated videos to reveal and enhance the logo presentation. We will learn how to manipulate a video using effects and the simple transformation properties to cause it to perfectly fit on top of an element we would like to reveal. After changing it's track matte, we see how quickly you can use the effect in multiple ways. Then, we move on to creating particles. We use a few different particle systems throughout this tutorial depending on what we need the particles to be capable of doing. Some systems are easier to use than others, while some offer more customizable options. No matter what though, all of the particles we use in this tutorial come with After Effects, so no need to worry about expensive plug-ins. By the end of this training, you will have a mastery of using luma and alpha mattes as well as how to manipulate a particle system to create many different looks. Software required: After Effects CS6.

About the author
About the author

Laura is a passionate visual effects and motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Ever since her first exposure to After Effects in college, Laura has had an eternal drive to learn more about motion graphics, and teach others what she has discovered. Laura began working at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) as a motion graphics artist, creating visually-appealing advertisements and informative art for the site.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Laura with Digital-Tutors. In this series of tutorials, we'll learn how to animate a logo using particles and animated videos to reveal and enhance the logo presentation. We lean how to manipulate a video using effects and the simple transformation properties to cause it to perfectly fit on top of an element we would like to reveal. After changing its track mat, we see how quickly you can use the effect in multiple ways. Then we move on to creating particles. We use a few different particle systems throughout this course depending on what we need the particles to be capable of. Some systems are easier to use than others while some offer more customizable options. No matter what though, all of the particles we use in this course come with After Effects, so need worry about expensive plugins. By the endo this course, you'll have a mastery of using luma and alpha mattes, as well as how to manipulate a particle system to create many different looks.