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Create a Silver Shiny Logo Animation in After Effects

Create a simple and nice-looking silver shiny logo animation in After Effects. In this tutorial, you will learn to create a Silver Shiny logo animation in Adobe After Effects without using any plugins or Expressions. After watching this tutorial, you will easily create your own Silver Animation.

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Silver Shiny Logo Animation:

Step 1: Setting Up the Composition

  1. Open Adobe After Effects and create a new composition.
  2. Rename it to “Silver 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 add your desired text.
  2. Right-click on the Text layer and choose “Pre-Compose.”
  3. Rename the pre-compose to “Logo Fill.”
  4. Go to Effects & Presets, search for the “Fill” effect, and apply it to the Logo Fill layer. Change the color to black.

Step 3: Organizing Layers

  1. Double-click the Logo Fill Layer, right-click on the Text layer and choose “Pre-Compose” again.
  2. Rename this new pre-compose to “Logo Here.”
  3. Return to the main composition. Drag the Logo Here composition above the Logo Fill layer and hide the Logo Fill Layer.

Step 4: Creating Reflection Composition

  1. Create a new composition and rename it to “Reflection.”
  2. Import the reflection map image and drag it into the composition.
  3. Press S to open scale properties and decrease the scale of the image.

Step 5: Applying Motion Tile Effect

  1. Go to Effects & Presets, search for “Motion Tile,” and apply it to the image.
  2. Change the output width and height values to 700 and select the Mirror Edges option.
  3. Search for the “Transform” effect, apply it to the image, and set a keyframe on Tile Center.
  4. Adjust the position of the tile center keyframes to create an animated movement.

Step 6: Applying CC Glass and CC Blobbylize Effects

  1. Return to the main composition and drag the Reflection composition between the two layers.
  2. Apply the “Alpha Matte” effect to the Reflection layer using “Logo Here” as the track matte.
  3. Search for the “CC Glass” effect in Effects & Presets and apply it to the Reflection layer. Adjust the settings for bump map, softness, height, and displacement.
  4. Search for the “CC Blobbylize” effect and apply it to the Reflection layer. Adjust the settings for blob layer, softness, and cutaway.

Step 7: Creating Reflection Scale Control

  1. Create a Null Object and name it “Reflection Scale.”
  2. Right-click on it, go to Effects > Expression Controls, and select Slider Control. Set the value to 100.

Step 8: Linking Reflection Scale to Image

  1. Lock the Effect Controls of the Reflection Scale Null Object.
  2. Go to the Reflection composition, select the image layer, press E to open Effects, and access the Transform settings.
  3. Hold the Alt key and click the Stopwatch icon next to the Scale property to add an expression.
  4. Drag the pick whip to the Slider Control and adjust the value to control the scale.

Step 10: Enhancing Brightness and Sharpness

  1. Create an Adjustment Layer and rename it to “Curves.”
  2. Search for the “Curves” effect in Effects & Presets and apply it to the adjustment layer. Slightly adjust the curves to enhance shine and brightness.
  3. Create another Adjustment Layer and name it “Sharpen.”
  4. Apply the “Sharpen” effect to the Sharpen layer and set the Sharpen amount to 20.

Step 11: Final Adjustments and Animation

  1. Select all layers, right-click, and choose “Pre-Compose.” Rename it to “LOGO BUILD.”
  2. Double-click the Logo Build layer, select the Reflection Scale effect and lock the Effect Controls.
  3. Go to the Reflection composition, access the Transform settings of the image layer, and drag the Pick whip to the Slider Control to link the scale.

Step 12: Adding Transition and 3D Effect

  1. Right-click on the Logo Build layer, go to Effect, then Transition, and choose “Linear Wipe.”
  2. Adjust the Wipe angle, Transition completion, and feather settings to create an animated transition effect.
  3. Enable the 3D option for the Logo Build layer.

Step 13: Adding Camera Movement

  1. Go to the Layer Menu > New > Select Camera.
  2. Press P on the keyboard to open Position properties and set keyframes for camera movement.
  3. Create a smooth camera movement by adjusting Z position values over time.

Step 14: Finalizing Animation

Congratulations! You have successfully created a professional Silver Shiny Logo Animation in Adobe After Effects.

Project File Details:

RatingMarch 25, 2024
CompatibilityAfter Effects CC
Required PluginNo
Size153 KB
CategoryLogo Animation Tutorials