Creating the Background


You'll build this project's blue and black background by using a solid and animating the Ramp effect. Follow these steps:

1.

At time 0:00, create a new comp-size Solid layer named Background using any color. The effect you'll apply in the next step will override the solid's color.

2.

Apply Effect > Render > Ramp to the solid.

3.

Set the effect's Start Color to a vibrant shade of blue (RGB: 100, 0, 255) and the End Color to black (RGB: 0, 0, 0).

4.

To start animating the effect's color gradient, add a keyframe to both the Start of Ramp and End of Ramp properties at time 0:00.

5.

Set the effect's Start of Ramp to 160, -50 and its End of Ramp to 160, 0. Now the gradient's starting and ending colors begin offscreen, and the comp is filled with black.

6.

Go to time 2:00, and change the Start of Ramp to 160, 120 and the End of Ramp to 160, 240.

At time 0:10, the effect's start and end colors are just coming onscreen.

At time 1:10, you can clearly see the icons (circled plus signs) that mark the effect's Start of Ramp and End of Ramp positions.

The final position of the solid's Ramp effect



    Adobe After Effects 6.5 Magic
    Adobe After Effects 6.5 Magic
    ISBN: 0321267230
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2005
    Pages: 236

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