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Create an Explosion Logo Reveal in After Effects

Create an outstanding explosion Logo reveal in After Effects. 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 Explosion logo animation. You can create a better animation than mine.

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating an Explosion Logo Reveal:

Step 1: Setting Up the Composition

  1. Open Adobe After Effects and create a new composition.
  2. Rename it to “Explosion Logo Reveal.”
  3. Set the resolution to 1920×1080 pixels, frame rate to 30 frames per second, and duration to 5 seconds.

Step 2: Adding Logo Text

  1. In the Composition menu, create a new composition.
  2. Rename it to “Logo Here.”
  3. Use the Type Tool from the Toolbar to type your text.
  4. Increase the font size and align the text to the center.

Step 3: Creating Reflection Map

  1. Create a new composition, and name it “Reflection.”
  2. Go to the File Menu and import the reflection map and shockwave footage.
  3. Drag the reflection map to the “Reflection” composition.
  4. Adjust the Reflection map’s scale to 50% using Scale properties.
  5. Apply the “Motion Tile” effect from Effects & Presets to the Reflection map.
  6. Change Output width & height to 500, and check Mirror edges.

Step 4: Animating Reflection

  1. Set a keyframe on Tile Center at the first frame.
  2. Move to the last frame and adjust Tile Center.
  3. Apply Easy Ease to the keyframes for smooth animation.

Step 5: Combining Compositions

  1. Create a new composition called “Reflection Build.”
  2. Drag the “Logo Here” and “Reflection” compositions into it.
  3. Toggle the Switches button.
  4. Use Alpha Matte in track matte options.

Step 6: Enhancing Reflection with Effects

  1. Select the reflection layer and apply the “CC Glass” effect.
  2. Adjust settings like bump map, softness, height, and displacement.
  3. Change the light intensity value to 150.

Step 7: Adding Organic Texture

  1. Search for “CC Blobbylize” in Effects & Presets.
  2. Apply it to the reflection layer and modify the settings.
  3. Change the blob layer to “Logo Here” adjust the softness and cut away.
  4. Set the light intensity value to 150.

Step 8: Adjusting Appearance

  1. Pre-compose both layers and name it “Logo Build.”
  2. Create an Adjustment layer named “Gold Color.”
  3. Apply the “Curves” effect to increase logo contrast.
  4. Add “Photo Filter,” “Sharpen,” and “Unsharp Mask” effects for desired enhancement.

Step 9: Creating Center Flare

  1. Create a Solid layer named “Center Flare.”
  2. Apply the “Lens Flare” effect, then “Tint,” “Tritone,” and “Curve.”
  3. Animate the brightness for a glowing effect.

Step 10: Camera Animation

  1. Create a Camera layer and a Null Object named “Camera Control.”
  2. Parent the camera to the Null Object and animate position.
  3. Adjust the Z position to create movement.

Step 11: Top Flare and Animation

  1. Create a Solid layer named “Top Flare.”
  2. Apply similar effects as Center Flare.
  3. Animate brightness for a flash effect.
  4. Duplicate and adjust for more impact.

Step 12: Adding Shockwave

  1. Duplicate the top flare, and change position, and color.
  2. Import shockwave footage, stretch, and position it.
  3. Set blend mode to Add for blending.

Step 13: Final Composition Integration

  1. Drag the “Reflection Build” composition to “Explosion Logo Reveal.”
  2. Create a shake effect using “Wiggle Position” and scale properties.
  3. Apply these effects to enhance the animation.

Congratulations! Your Explosive Logo Reveal is Complete

Project File Details:

UpdatedMarch 25, 2024
CompatibilityAfter Effects CC
Required PluginNo
Size16.9 MB
CategoryLogo Animation Tutorials