Paper Airplane Animation in Adobe After Effects

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If you are looking to create a paper airplane animation then this tutorial is best for you. In this tutorial, you will learn to create a paper airplane animation in Adobe After Effects without any plugins and expressions.

Let’s get started.

Step 1: Open adobe after effects. Go to the composition and create a new composition. Rename it to paper airplane animation or whatever you like. Set the resolution to 1920×1080 Pixels, the frame rate to 30 frames per second, and set the duration to 5 seconds.

Step 2: Go to the Layer Menu > New and select Solid. Rename it to the background. Select the background layer. Go to the Effects and Presets and search the effect gradient ramp. Drag and drop to the solid layer and change the start color to the sky blue color.

Step 3: Go to the File Menu > Import > Select the vector file. Change the layer options to merged layers. Drag the vector file just above the background layer. Right-click on the vector file and Select Create Shapes from the Vector Layer. You can delete the original vector file.
We don’t need it.

Step 4: Select the Shape layer and press S to open Scale properties and set the scale to 25%. Lock the background layer.

Step 5: Select the pen tool, set the fill color to none, and set the stroke to 1 pixel. Create a shape just like this.

Under the shape properties,> Go to content > Then Shape 1 and then go to the path. Select the path and press Control+C to copy it.
Select the airplane layer and press P to open position. Make sure you are at the first frame and Press Control+V to paste it.

Step 6: Right-click on the airplane layer > Go to transform and Select Auto orient. > Click the orient along the path.

We are done! Our Paper Airplane Animation is ready in Adobe After Effects.

Here you can download the free project file (File Size: 9.9 MB)

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