If you want to make a simple but nice-looking particle logo animation then you are at the right place. In this tutorial, I will show you to create a particle logo in Adobe After Effects. You need to install Trapcode Particular plugin. This is 100% Editable and easy tutorial. After watching this tutorial, you will easily create your own particle logo animation in Adobe After Effects.
Let’s get started.
Step 1: Open Adobe After Effects and then create a new composition. Rename it to Logo Here. Set the resolutions to 1920×1080 Pixels. 30 frames per second and set the duration to 10 seconds.
Step 2: Select the Type Tool from the toolbar and type your text. Then align your text to the center.
Step 3: Go to composition, and create a new composition. Rename it to Particles Small. Drag the Logo here composition to the Particles Small composition. Then Enable the 3D position.
Step 4: Go to the Layer Menu > New > Select the Solid. Rename it to Particles Small.
Step 5: Go to Effects & Presets, and search the Effect Particular then drag and drop to the Solid layer.
Here are the Solid Settings:
Under the Emitter change the Emitter Type to layer. Then under the Layer Emitter. Change the layer to Logo here. Layer sampling to Particle Birth time. Make sure you are at the first frame then add a keyframe to Particles per second and Change the value to 100000. Select the solid layer and press U to reveal all keyframes. Go to about 1 second and change the value to 30000. Go to about 2 seconds on a timeline then add a keyframe with the same value. Finally, go to about 4 seconds, and change the value back to 0.
Change the velocity to 5. Velocity Random to 100, Emitter Z value to 0.
Step 6: Hide the logo layer so we can see the changes. Go to the particles, and change the size to 6, change the sphere feather to 0. Change the size over life and opacity over life. Go to shading then Turn on the shadow let for the main. Go Under the shadow let settings change the placement to project. Go under the physics, then under the air. Check the air resistance rotation. Go under the spherical field. Change the radius to 290, and change the feather to 100. Go to the rendering, then motion blur. And turn off the motion blur.
Step 7: Create a new composition. Rename it to Particles Big or whatever name you like. Then drag the logo here composition. then enable the 3D option. Then create a new solid layer and Go to the Effects & Presets then search the effects particular. Drag and drop to the solid layer, Go to the Emitter then change the emitter type to Layer. Then under the Layer emitter. Change the layer to Logo here. Change the Layer sampling to Current time. Go to about 3 seconds on a timeline. Change the particles per second to 100000. Then after 1 second, change the value back to 0.
Step 8: Make sure you are at the first frame. Change the velocity to 50. Go to about 5 seconds on a timeline, then change the velocity to 1500. Change the Emitter Size Z value to 0. Go to particles. Change the life per second to 2 and life random percentage to 100. Change the size to 1, Size random percentage to 100. Change the size over life and opacity over life. Go to the shading. Then Turn on the Shadowlet for main. Under the shadowlet settings. Change the placement to project. Finally, go to the physics, then under the Air. Change the Air resistance to 1. Enable the Air resistance rotation. Change the Spin amptitude value to 50. Spin frequency to 0.3 and change the wind Z to 450. Go under the turbulence field. Change the affect size to 100. And affect position to 500. Fade in time to 0.2. And complexity to 10. and X offset to -300.
Step 9: Create a new composition. Rename it to Particles Main. Drag the Particles Big composition, then drag the particles small composition just below the particles big comp. Then drag the logo here composition. Go to about 2 seconds on a timeline. And drag the logo here composition to start from 2 seconds. Press the T to open opacity. then change the opacity to 0%. Go to about 2 seconds forward. And change the opacity back to 100%.
Let’s import the logo. Reduce the scale if required. Create a white solid layer for the background. Select all layers, right-click, and choose pre-compose. Then enable the 3D option. Go to the layer Menu > New > choose the camera. Select the camera layer and press P to open position properties. Change Z position to -1500. Go to the last frames, and change the Z position to -2100.
We are done! Our particular logo animation is ready.
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