In this tutorial, you will learn to create a Magnifying Glass Animation in Adobe After Effects.
Let’s Get Started!
Step 1: Open adobe after effects, then create a new composition. Set the resolutions to 1920×1080 Pixels.
Frame rate to 30 frames per second and set the duration to 10 seconds. You need to have a magnifying glass vector I have added the download link at the end of this page.
Step 2: Go to the File Menu > Import > Import the Magnifying Glass Vector file.
Step 3: Drag and drop the magnifying glass into the layers section. Right-click the Magnifying Glass layer and create shapes from the vector. Our Shapes are created. So we just need to make some adjustments. We need to reduce the opacity of the lens and have a light effect on it. We need to change the colors of magnifying glass Glass handle.
Step 3: We need 5 layers listed below.
- Null layer.
- Magnifying Glass
- Adjustments layer. Where we apply the effects.
- Our Text or logo or image.
- The background layer.
Step 4: Now, delete this vector layer. We don’t need it. Let’s create a Null Object. Go to Layer > New > Select Null Object. Now, drag the null object to the center of our magnifying glass then parent our magnifying glass layer to the null object.
Step 5: Select the pick whip and drag it to the null object. So we can move the magnifying glass with a null object. Create a new adjustment layer. Go to Layer > New > Select Adjustment Layer. Drag the adjustment layer below the all layers.
Step 6: Keep the adjustment layer selected and select the Ellipse tool. Then create a circle mask on a glass area. So we’d like to apply the effects to the selected area.
Step 7: Drag the pick whip of the adjustment layer to the null object. We have connected two layers with the null object. Grab the horizontal type tool and Add your text.
Step 8: Let’s add an effect to the adjustment layer. Go to the Effects & Presets, and search the effect transform. Drag and drop the effect on the adjustment layer. Let’s change the scale to 120.
Step 9: Go to the Effects and Presets. Search the effect Bulge. Drag and drop the effect to the adjustment layer. Now, we don’t see an effect happening. Drag the small circle of the bulge effect to the center of the glass. Drag the small dots to increase the radius.
Step 10: Let’s move to the next step. Select the null object and press P to open position. Select the adjustment layer. Hold the Alt Key on the keyboard and click the little stopwatch icon to add an expression to the anchor point and position. Drag the pick whip to the null object position.
Step 11: Again Hold the alt key and click the little stopwatch icon of the bulge center to add an expression. Drag the pick whip to the null object position.
Step 12: Create a background. So, Go to the Layer > New > and Select Solid. Choose any color you want.
Drag the background layer just below to all layers. Apply a grid effect to it. Change the size from corner point to width slider, and reduce the opacity. Then change blending mode to overlay.
We are done! Our Magnifying Glass Animation is Ready.
Here you can download the free project file (File Size: 252 KB)