5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 8, 2013 11:31 AM by Markstroma

Hello everybody,

I am trying to mimic this Formula 1 intro motion graphics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhZ9-N5wcD0&feature=related

Here's where I got so far:

Now, if you watch the original video closely, you can see that the colored circles have sharp start and long feathered end. I want to achieve this effect.

Here's how I've been working so far.

I have animated the 'Start' and 'End' options of the circle:

Then I added some motion blur to it. And it resulted in feathering out both ends of the circle.

And I need it look like that:

Any suggestions?

I would appreciate any help and thought on this matter.

Cheers,

DissidentPJ

• ###### 1. Re: Rotating circular feathered gradients

Effects --> Generate --> Ramp or Effects --> Transition --> Linear Wipe followed by Effects --> Distort --> Polar Coordinates or Effects --> Generate --> Circle followed by Effects --> Transition --> Radial Wipe. Oldest trick in town...

Mylenium

• ###### 2. Re: Rotating circular feathered gradients

I wish it would be that simple.

But I am stuck at animating it.

The colored circles have grow out of nowhere, draw a full circle and continue looping for at least five times.

I have managed to make one loop:

It could be that it is impossible to animate this effect using only 'Start' and 'End' parameters of a circle.

Any ideas how may I go around this problem?

DissidentPJ

• ###### 3. Re: Rotating circular feathered gradients

So, anything new on this?

• ###### 4. Re: Rotating circular feathered gradients

Create a shape layer with a linear black to white gradient. Apply Polar coordinates 100% rectangular to polar. Call this comp gradient.

Animate Transition Completion and transision softness.

Add the circle comp  to a new comp, set it as a 3D layer and adjust the rotation and orientation. You're done.

This is only one solution. None of them are one effect on one layer solutions but none are difficult.

Project file here.

• ###### 5. Re: Rotating circular feathered gradients

What a nice result! Thank you so much Rick!