Logo Animation for Motion Designers in After Effects

In this set of tutorials, we'll go through the process of animating three logos in After Effects. Software required: After Effects 12.0.2.52.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 14, 2014
Duration
4h 2m
Table of contents
Introduction and Project Overview
Logo Animation for Motion Designers in After Effects
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 14, 2014
Duration
4h 2m
Description

In this set of tutorials, we'll go through the process of animating three logos in After Effects. Logo animations can be difficult to create without the proper preparation in the program in which they were originally designed, so we take the first few lessons of the course to split apart the assets in Illustrator. This way, when they're imported to After Effects, we have a much easier time animating them. We learn techniques for using the Puppet tool and some of the challenges that come along with that tool. We also use expressions and sliders as well as some parenting chains to create a paper-doll-style rig. Each of the three logos present a unique challenge and have lots of different techniques to cover so that when you're faced with a logo to animate on your own, you'll be ready for anything. By the end of this course, you'll have a great understanding of the methods for animating 2D logos and what it takes to give them realistic movements. If you're serious about adding logo animations to your motion design body of work, this course is a must-watch. Software required: After Effects 12.0.2.52.

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 set of tutorials, we'll go through the process of animating three logos in After Effects. Logo animations can be difficult to create without the proper preparation in the program they were originally designed in, so we take the first few lessons of the course to split apart the assets in Illustrator. This way, when they're imported to After Effects, we have a much easier time animating them. We learn techniques for using the Puppet tool and some of the challenges that come along with that tool. We'll also use expressions and sliders as well as some parenting chains to create a paper-doll style rig. Each of the three logos present a unique challenge, and have lots of different techniques to cover so that when you're faced with a logo to animate on your own, you'll be ready for anything. By the end of this course, you'll have a great understanding for the methods of animating 2D logos and what it takes to give them realistic movements. If you're serious about adding logo animations to your motion design body of work, this course is a must-watch.