Create a simple Progress Bar Animation in Adobe After Effects

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In this tutorial, you will learn to create a progress bar in After Effects. This is a short and easy tutorial for beginners. After watching this tutorial, you will easily create a progress bar animation. You can also modify and create your own loading bars.

Let’s get started!

Step 1: First of all, Open adobe After Effects and create a New Composition. Rename it to Progress Bar Animation. Set the resolutions to 1920×1080 Pixels, the Frame rate to 30 frames per second, and set the duration to 10 seconds.

Step 2: Select the Rounded rectangle tool, set the fill color to None, and set the stroke to solid white color, with 5 pixels. Draw a rectangle like this.
1 Progress Bar in After Effects

Then align it to the center and rename the shape layer to stroke or whatever name you like and then lock this layer.

Step 3: Select the Pen Tool from the Toolbar and draw a line. Then increase the stroke width and align it to the center. Rename the shape layer to fill. Select the anchor point tool and move the anchor point to the left side.
2 Progress Bar in After Effects

Step 4: Go to Fill layer properties then Under the contents click this little Add button and choose Trim Paths. Go under the trim paths and click the stopwatch icon to add a keyframe on the first frame and decrease the value to 0%.

Step 5: Go to the 8 seconds on the timeline and increase the End value to 100%. Select both keyframes then Right-click, go to keyframe assistant and choose easy ease.

Step 6: Select the Type Tool from the Toolbar and add the text and type numbers something like 100%. Then align it to the center. Right-click on the text layer then go to Effects > Then Expression controls and choose Slider control. Go to properties > Then open the Effects > Open the Slider control > Under the Text properties Hold the Alt key on the keyboard and press the stopwatch icon to add an expression. Drag the pick whip to the Slider.

Step 7: Add a keyframe on the first frame with a 0 Value. Then go to about 8 Seconds and add another keyframe. Change the slider value to 100.

If you want to fix the decimal values then just make some changes to the expression.
3 Progress Bar in After Effects

Just type, Math.round ( then after the expression type close Parenthesis, then add plus sign and “%”. It would be Math.round(effect(“Slider Control”)(“Slider”))+”%”

Step 8: Select the slider keyframes, right-click then go to Keyframe assistant and choose Easy Ease. Select the Fill layer and change the stroke color to yellow. Or any color you want.

We are done! Our Progress Bar Animation is completed in Adobe After Effects.

Here you can download the free project file (File Size: 70 KB)

Password: rizatgraphics3

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