Create Explosion Logo Reveal in After Effects


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If you are looking to create an outstanding logo animation, then you are at the right place. In this tutorial, you will learn to create a 100% editable explosion logo animation in After Effects without using any third-party plugin. After watching this tutorial, you will be able to create your own Explosion logo animation. You can create a better animation than mine. So, you should watch the video till the end, or here is a step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Open After Effects then create a New Composition. Rename it to Explosion logo reveal. Set the resolutions to 1920×1080 pixels. Frame rate to 30 frames per second and set the duration to 5 seconds.

Step 2: Go to Composition, and create a new composition. Rename it to Logo Here. Go to the Toolbar and select the Type tool.
Then type your text, then increase the font size and then align your text to the center.

Step 3: Create a new composition, and rename it to Reflection. Go to the File Menu. Then import the reflection map and shockwave footage.

Step 4: Drag the reflection map to the reflection composition. Keep the Reflection map image selected and hit the S Key to open Scale properties. Decrease the Scale to 50%. Go to Effect & Presets and Search the effect Motion Tile. Drag and drop to the Reflection map image. Change the Output width & Output height to 500, also check the Mirror edges option.

Step 5: Make sure, you are at the first frame. Then Click the stopwatch icon to add a keyframe to Tile Center. Go to the last frame then drag the little circle to the right side of the screen. Select both keyframes, right Click > Go to Keyframe assistant and choose Easy ease.

Step 6: Create a new composition. Rename it to Reflection Build. Drag the Logo Here composition and Reflection composition to it. Click the Toggle Switches button. Go to track matte and choose alpha matte.

Step 7: Select the reflection layer, Go to Effects & Presets and Search the Effect CC Glass. Drag and drop to the reflection layer.
Change the bump map to the Logo here. Softness to 20. Height to 100. Displacement to -200. Under the lightning. Change the light intensity value to 150.

Step 8: Go to Effects & Presets and search the Effect CC Blobbylize. Drag and drop to the reflection layer. Change the blob layer to Logo Here. Softness to 10. Cut away to 0. Under the lights. Change the light intensity value to 150.

Step 9: Select both layers > Right-click > Choose pre-compose. Rename it to logo build. Go to the Layer Menu > New > Select the Adjustment layer. Go to Effects & Presets and search the Effect Curve. Drag and drop to the adjustment layer. Then change the curve to increase the logo’s dark parts.

Step 10: Go to the Effects & Presets > Search the Effect Photo Filter > Drag and drop to the adjustment layer. Change the filter type which you like. Go to Effects & Presets and search the effect sharpen. Drag and drop to the adjustment layer. Change the Sharpen amount to 20. Go to Effects & Presets Search for the Effect Unsharp mask. Drag and drop to the adjustment layer. Change the radius amount to 2.

Step 11: Create a Solid layer. Rename it to Center flare. Go to Effects & Presets and search for the effect Lens Flare. Drag and drop to the solid layer. Drag the small circle to the center. Change the lens type to 10mm Prime. Again Search for the effect Tint. Drag and drop to the solid layer. Search another effect called Tritone. Drag and drop to the solid layer. Change the mid-tone color to orange, or any color you like. Search the effect Curve. Drag and drop to the solid layer and change the curve to hide the logo’s dark parts.

Step 12: Make sure you are at the first frame. Change the flare brightness to 0%. Go to 15 frames forward. then change the brightness to 100%. Go to about 2 seconds. Then change the flare brightness value back to 0%. Click the toggle switches button. Change the Solid layer mode from normal to Add. Then enable the 3D Option. Now, Create a Camera layer. Also, create a Null Object. Enable the 3D option. Parent the camera layer to the Null object. Rename the Null Object to Camera control. Hit P to open position properties, add a Keyframe change the Z position value to 2000. Go to 15 frames forward then change the Z position value back to 0.

Step 13: Create a New solid layer. Rename it to Top flare. Then apply the same effects we applied on the Center Flare Solid layer. Drag the Lens Flare position to the top of the screen.

Step 14: Go to the first frame. Add a keyframe on Flare brightness. Change the brightness to 0%. Go to 15 frames forward. Change the bright value to 110%. Hold the Alt key on the keyboard. Click the flare brightness stopwatch to add an expression. Then type Wiggle(2,3). It will create a nice-looking flash.

Step 15: Duplicate the top flare solid layer. Change the lens flare position and color. Drag and drop the shockwave footage. Right-click on it and go to the time then Select time stretch. change the stretch factor to 30. Push the layer to start from 15 frames. Change the layer mode from normal to Add.

Step 16: Go to the Explosion logo and reveal the composition which we created in the beginning. Drag the reflection and build composition to it. Let’s create a shake effect. Move the Time cursor to 20 frames. Go to Effects & presets and search for the effect wiggle position. Drag and drop to the screen. Add a keyframe on wiggle speed. Change the value to 0. Select the layer. Press S to open scale properties. Change the scale from 100% to 105%. Go to three frames forward and change the value to 1. Again go to 3 frames forward. Change the wiggle speed value back to 0. Change the wiggle amount to 10.

We are done! Our Explosion logo animation is ready.

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