In this tutorial we are going to take a look on how to create a nice looking and easy to create unfolding effect in After Effects. We will begin dividing our vector logo using masks, the we will parent and animate the logo giving a realistic unfolding look using expressions. Premium members can also download the project files and just drop a logo in.
The first thing we have to do, is to divide the logo in triangles. As we have to be extremely precise, doing it in After Effects could be really hard. So we will design our unfolding system in Illustrator first.
Select the Rectangle tool by pressing M, then draw a square keeping the Shift button pressed.
Change the color of the square.
Select the “Delete anchor point tool" pressing -, and delete the bottom right anchor point. Now we have a triangle with a perfect 45 degree inclination.
Double click on the Layer name and rename it in "Triangle".
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