Guys after creating this animation with this shape, I want it beveled
Is it possible to have it beveled? I tried but the part that is beveled which I have hidden is not the shape I want beveled but the animated one
Newbie to Ae so what am I doing wrong???
Project files below:
There are lots of ways to achieve this effect and even simplify it, but to answer your question, you're beveling a red solid, not the logo itself. It would be best if you brought this logo in as a vector shape (or recreated it in After Effects) so you could change the colors and even add the "Bevel Alpha" effect (as opposed to the "Bevel & Emboss" layer style). You would have much more control if you could adjust the effects instead of trying to matte out a solid with a beveled PNG.
it did not work
I tried the luma inverted matte which produced a bevel with the animation however the luma inverted matte produced a dull green and dull red color when the animation goes from green to red....how do I maintain the standard or even brighter green or red color?
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I think you are way overcomplicating things.
Here's my suggestion:
That should do it. I have uploaded the comp.
I would also suggest that you work on the timing. An 8-second move on a motion graphic is an eternity, and you should use some easing to give the animation some life.
One more thing. The Bevil Alpha Effect has limited controls, so I would not use it unless you want limited control over the edges.
I just had another thought. You could also pre-compose the Red and Green layer with the wipe, use the animated PNG as a track matte, and apply the Bevil Alpha layer style to the pre-comp.
I hope this helps.
Hi rick please can you specify these points?
Do I right click the green solid and go to layer styles>Bevel and emboss or drag and drop bevel alpha under the perspective on the effects and presets on the right? Which one thanks....
How do I reveal layer styles? Do I click to drop down/expand the layer? I dont see any bevel alpha there
Rick from the points after this can you use arrows like one>two>three to know what to click to archieve the excellent result you have provided?
I really appreciate the help
Rick I'm stuck at the last 3 points
Please what do I click to reveal layer styles and delete bevel alpha??