Week 35: Create an animated pattern of your logo in Adobe After Effects

Yay, you just finished a new logo or a great new icon and you want to show it to the world! Let’s give it some extra love and create an animated pattern with it. This tutorial will focus on animation in AE, so use a logo (or an icon) you already designed. If you do not have a suitable logo or icon… maybe you can first create a logo for an imaginary project or just try to animate a shape or line.

Beginner

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Focus on creating an animated pattern.

Intermediate

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Create an animation that consists out of an animated pattern and one or more other effects.

Advanced

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Ready to take it a step further? Play around in AE and see what else you can do with the pattern. For example, create several layers and play with the effects of the animation. Or maybe you can try and first create a source for the pattern (so that would be a separate composition) with more than 1 element…

Time Allocated

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Allow 1 and a half hours for a beginner designer, 2 hours for intermediate and up to 3 hours for advanced design work.

Design Goals

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Create an animated pattern in AE.

Constraints

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Use Adobe Illustrator for preparing your logo file, then use After Effects to create the animation. Keep the animation short, max 15 seconds.

Software

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  • illustrator
    Adobe Illustrator

    Layers, Trace Tool

  • other-software
    Other

    Adobe After Effects

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