Logo Intro/Outro Animation
How to animate a basic logo intro/outro (introduction/conclusion)
Import the image into Flash and cut up the image so that you can start animating.
Use MASK layers to add moving effects.
Create a MASK LAYER by creating a new layer, right click and choose “MASK”
Whatever shape you create on the mask layer will be the “window” to the layers underneath. If you move objects under the mask layer, you will see them pass by only when they are under the mask shape. The layers must be LOCKED to see the mask effect. You have to drag the layers under the mask a little up towards the mask, or masked group, and the layer will snap under the mask layer.
Use GUIDE layers to add move movement to parts of the logo.
As the MASK layer was made, do the same steps to make a mask layer. To create a new layer, right click and choose GUIDE.
USE THE LINE TOOL to create a stroke on the GUIDE LAYER.
Whatever direction the line goes, the layers with objects locked under the guide layer will move … if you create a motion tween.
Make a keyframe for the object to move to point B. The length on the GUIDE LAYER will control the length of the layer keyframes underneath it. So remember to extend the guide layer along with the length of the animation. The layers must be LOCKED to move correctly, even when you export the movie.
You can see that the object moves with the stroke.
Where the objects point of axis determines where the object will link onto the stroke. Move the axis point where you need to make the object move correctly.
Making an object smaller or larger at either kayframe will create a 3D like movement in a 2D platform.
Create EASE INS and EASE OUTS to make the movements smooth and appealing to the eye.
Make the object spin if you like …
Guide layers are not seen in the final videos.
Play with the FILTERS to create different effects to bring in or fade out the logo.
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