• Nikhil Pawar

Smooth Intro Animation in After Effects - No Plugins

Here’s an after effects tutorial on how to create a Smooth ‘Intro Animation’ in After Effects without using any plugins.

Opening titles sequences are important not just because of the fact they give credit where it’s due, but also because they’re designed to capture the essence of the TV show or film’s story. The style, music, imagery, typography, and text animation of the opening sequence all work together to create a brilliant fusion between graphic design and filmmaking.

Like always this after effects tutorial is available on YouTube with free access, detailed, simple and easy to follow up guidance.

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Q. What is an ‘Intro’ in videos?

Intros are the part of a video that is used to give a brief introduction about the content of the video or/and to promote the brand by displaying some logo animations for viewer retention and easy recognisability, it is a part of branding.

You can check out more After Effects Tutorials on Intro Animation on our YouTube Channel.

Q. What are ‘Shape Layers’ in After Effects?

Shape layers contain vector graphics objects called shapes. By default, a shape consists of a path, a stroke, and a fill. Shape layers are not based on footage items. Layers that are not based on footage items are sometimes called synthetic layers. Text layers are also synthetic layers and are also composed of vector graphics objects, so many of the rules and guidelines that apply to text layers also apply to shape layers.


Q. What are ‘Trim Paths’ in After Effects?

The tools that allow you to make precise adjustments to shape layer paths in After Effects is Trim Paths. It can be used kinds of projects associated with Infographics, Shape Bursts, Text Box, Text Stokes etc.

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