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Particles Logo Animation in Adobe After Effects

Create a particle logo animation in After Effects. In this tutorial, you will learn to create a simple Particle logo animation in Adobe After Effects. Yes, we are going to use the Particles plugin. I will share the download link. This step-by-step guide will help you to create an amazing Particle logo animation.

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Particles Logo Animation:

Step 1: Setting Up the Composition

  1. Open Adobe After Effects and create a new composition.
  2. Rename it to “Particles Logo Animation.”
  3. Set the resolution to 1920×1080 pixels, frame rate to 30 frames per second, and duration to 10 seconds.

Step 2: Adding Text

  1. Select the Type Tool from the toolbar and input your desired text.
  2. Center the anchor point and align the text to the center.

Step 3: Organizing Layers

  1. Right-click on the text layer, then choose “Pre-compose.”
  2. Rename the pre-compose to “LOGO BUILD.”
  3. Double-click the “LOGO BUILD” layer, then right-click on the text layer again and select “Pre-compose.”
  4. Rename this new pre-compose to “LOGO HERE.”

Step 4: Creating Mask Animation

  1. Select the “LOGO HERE” layer.
  2. Choose the Rectangle Tool and create a mask as shown.
  3. Add a keyframe to the mask path under the mask settings.
  4. Select the Move Tool, and move to around 4 seconds on the timeline.
  5. Double-click the mask anchor points and, while holding Shift, drag the mask position to animate it.

Step 5: Refining Mask and 3D Setup

  1. Select the “Logo Here” layer and press F to open Mask Feather.
  2. Set the mask feather to 25 pixels.
  3. Enable the 3D Option in the “Particles Logo Animation” composition and hide the layer.

Step 6: Adding Particle Effects

  1. Create a new solid layer and name it “Particles” (or any preferred name).
  2. Go to Effects & Presets, search for “Particular,” and apply it to the layer.

Step 7: Adjusting Particle Settings

  1. In the Particular settings:
    • Set particles per second to 600,000.
    • Change the Emitter type to Box, then set Emitter Size X, Y, Z to 0.
    • Change Emitter type to Layer, select LOGO BUILD for Layer Emitter, and set Layer sampling to “Particle Birth time.”
    • Adjust velocity, velocity random, velocity distribution, and velocity from motion.
  2. Under Particles:
    • Set life per second to 1.5.
    • Adjust particle type, size, opacity, and feather.
    • Enable Shadowlet for main and aux, then adjust shadowlet settings.
  3. Physics settings:
    • Under Air, adjust turbulence field settings for dynamic movement.
    • Turn on motion blur under rendering.

Step 8: Enhancing Sharpness

  1. Apply the “Sharpen” effect from Effects & Presets and set the amount to 100.

Step 9: Adding Transition Effect

  1. In the projects panel, drag the “LOGO HERE” composition under the layers.
  2. Apply the “Linear Wipe” effect from Effects > Transition.
  3. Adjust wipe angle, transition completion, and feather for animation.

Step 10: Tweaking Particle Behavior

  1. Select the particle layer and modify velocity and velocity random values.

Step 11: Customizing Text Color

  1. Optionally, adjust the text color to your preference.

Congratulations! Your Dynamic Particles Logo Animation is Complete

Project File Details:

UpdatedMarch 25, 2024
CompatibilityAfter Effects CC
Required PluginTrapcode Particular
Size44 KB
CategoryLogo Animation Tutorials