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Creating 3D Geometry from Vector Logos in After Effects

In this lesson, we will create a 3D geometry using a vector logo made in Illustrator. Software required: After Effects CC 12.2.1, Illustrator.
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Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 16, 2014
Duration
54m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 16, 2014
Duration
54m
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Description

In this lesson, we will create a 3D geometry using a vector logo made in Illustrator. We will start by preparing our Illustrator file for After Effects. We'll decide which pieces of our logo file we want to separate to different layers and why. We'll go over how our Illustrator document can actually be imported as an After Effects composition. Once imported into After Effects we will create 3D geometry with our shapes. We'll finish this training by creating lights and cameras and animating them to create a really cool scene. Software required: After Effects CC 12.2.1, Illustrator.

About the author
About the author

Alex is a motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Starting out his career in illustration and design gave Alex a firm foundation in the more traditional forms of art. As he refined his skills, he eventually was pulled into the world of motion animation, as well as product design. It was there that Alex was able to take his artistic skills to new heights and really develop himself as a well-rounded CG artist.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
[Autogenerated] Hello. I'm Alex, with digital tutors in this series of editorials will create three D geometry using a logo made an illustrator. We'll start by preparing Our illustrator file for aftereffects will decide which elements of our local file we want to separate two different layers and why we'll also go over how our illustrator file can actually be imported as an aftereffects composition, once important into aftereffects, will convert our vector layers into shape players. Then we'll create three D D geometry from our shapes utilizing the ray trays. Three. Render. Once we have three D geometry, will take advantage of some of the material options we have, like reflections and transparency will finish by creating lights and cameras for our composition and animating them to create a really cool effect. So let's go ahead and get started by talking about preparing our vector logo file.