Create a Luxury Gold logo Animation in After Effects


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If you are looking to create a luxury gold logo animation, then you are definitely at the right place. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to create a stunning gold logo animation using Adobe After Effects. I will be covering everything from preparing your logo to animating it using built-in effects and keyframes to make it look like it’s made of gold. Whether you’re creating an intro for a video, a commercial, or a presentation, this animation will add visual interest and make your logo stand out. I will be walking you through each step of the process, so even if you’re new to After Effects, you’ll be able to follow along and create your own luxury gold animation. So, grab your logo, and let’s get started on creating a beautiful gold logo animation today! You can watch this video tutorial or here is a step-by-step guide.

Let’s get started.

Step 1: Open Adobe After Effects, then create a New Composition. Rename it to Gold Animation. Set the resolutions to 1920×1080 pixels, and set the duration to 10 to 15 seconds.

Step 2: Go to the File menu, then import the required files. Drag and drop the logo into the Gold animation composition. Then adjust the logo scale if required.

Step 3: Go to the Layer Menu, then New > Select the Adjustment layer. Go to Effects and presets and search the Effect Fill. Drag and drop to the Adjustment layer. Change the Fill color to white.
Note: Your logo or text color should be white.
Now, Select both layers, then right-click, and choose pre-compose. Rename it to Logo Here. 

Step 4: Drag and drop the Mask footage just above the logo here composition. Go to track matte and choose Alpha Matte. Check this image

Mask the footage

Step 5: Select both layers, then right-click and choose pre-compose. Rename it to logo build or whatever name you like. Drag and drop the reflection map image just below the logo build composition. Right-click on it and choose pre-compose. Rename it to Reflection Map.

Pre compose the Reflection map

Step 6: Go inside the reflection map composition. Select the image, and press the S key on the Keyboard to open the scale properties. Then Decrease the scale to 50%. Go to the Effects and presets and search the effect Motion tile. Drag and drop to the image. Change the output width and height value to 1000. Don’t forget to check the mirror edges.

Reflection Map Motion tile settings

Step 7: Make sure, you are at the first frame. Then add a keyframe on the Tile center. Go to the last frame, Hold the Shift Key on the Keyboard and drag the small circle to the right side. Select both keyframes, right-click, go to Keyframe assistant and choose easy ease.

Step 8: Go to the Gold logo animation composition, then the projects Panel. Drag and drop the Logo Here Composition just below the all layers. Hide the layer logo here layer. Then select the Reflection Map composition. Go to Track Matte, and choose Alpha Matte. Keep the Reflection map composition selected. Go to the Effects and presets, and search for the effect of CC Glass. Drag and drop to the Reflection Map composition.

Let’s change some settings.

CC Glass settngs

Go under the Surface:
Change the bump map to Logo Here. Softness value to 50. Height to -50. Displacement value to -445. Go under the light. Change the light type to point light.

Step 9: Go to the Effects and presets and search the Effect CC Blobbylize.

CC Blobbylize Settings

Go to Blobbiness and change some settings.
Change the blob layer to Logo Here. Property to Alpha. Softness value to 10. Change the Cut Away value to 3. Go under the light. Change the light type to point light. That’s it.

Step 10: Go to Layer Menu, then New and Select the adjustment layer. Rename the adjustment layer to Gold color or anything you like. Go to the Effects and presets and search the Effect Curves. Drag and drop to the Adjustment layer and change the curve values to something like this.

Curves Setting 1

Again drag and drop the curves effect. And change the value to something like this.

Curves Settings 2

Step 11: Select all layers, Right-click, and choose pre-compose. Rename it to logo animation or anything you like.

Go to the Layer Menu, then New. And select the Null Object. Rename the Null Object to Reflection Scale. Right-click on it. Go to Effect. Then Expression Controls and Choose Slider Control. Lock the Effect Controls. Change the slider value to 100 then Go to Reflection map composition. Select the Image layer and open the Scale properties. Hold the Alt Key on the Keyboard and click the little Scale Stopwatch icon to add an expression. Then Drag the Pick whip to the Slider.

Connect the Reflection map scale to slider

Go back to the Main composition and unlock the Effect Controls.

Step 12: Go to the Projects Panel. Drag and drop the background image. Right-click on the logo animation composition. Go to the layer styles. And choose drop shadow. Go under the drop shadow settings then change the distance to 10, and change the size to 30.

It’s time to create a logo stroke. Follow the next steps.

Step 13: Drag and drop the logo here composition just above the logo animation layer. Rename the layer to Stroke. Hide the logo animation layer. Keep the Stroke layer selected Go to the Effects and presets and search the Effect Vegas. Drag and drop to the stroke layer. Change the color to white. Blend mode from over to transparent. Go to Image contours. Change the channel to Alpha. And change the threshold value to 228. Segment value to 1. Tolerance value to 0.

Vegas Effect Setting

Hold the Alt Key on the keyboard and click the rotation stopwatch icon to add expression. Then type Time*50. Change the Midpoint Opacity to -0.410. Change the midpoint position to 0.212.

Vegas Setting 2

 

Make sure you are at the first Frame. Then add a keyframe on Hardness, start opacity, and end opacity. Press U to reveal all keyframes. Change the start opacity value to 0. Go to 1.15 seconds forward. Change the hardness value to 1 Change the start opacity value to 0.350. Change the end opacity value to 0.350. Go forward to 6 seconds, then add a keyframe. Go forward to 7.15 seconds. Then change values back to 0.

Step 14: Go to effect & Presets, and search the Effect Glow. Drag and drop to the stroke layer. Now, you can change the glow settings as you want.

Our Luxury Gold logo animation is read.

Gold Animation final

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