Create the SQUID GAME Intro Animation (After Effects Tutorial)

Learn how to create the popular intro title animation from the Netflix series Squid Game in this Adobe After Effects tutorial video.

Squid Game Logo Animation

Squid Game has taken over every living room in the world. The biggest Netflix sensation ever as it’s breaking new records. For us tutorial makers, this means one thing: another trend wagon we can hop on!

And in this tutorial video we’re looking at the intro logo animation, where it goes from the Squid sign into the Korean word ‘Squid Game’. We can see a great extra touch with having the circle, triangle and square light up in their pink color.

Squid Game Logo Animation
Squid Game Logo Animation made with Adobe After Effects

Motion Graphics in After Effects

Adobe After Effects is used widely for creating motion graphics animations. It has many tools to design, manipulate and keyframe paths. Beginners could be overwhelmed though, as the program has many of it’s animation options tucked away.

One of your go-to tools is the ‘trim paths’ option. However, it’s not a property that we can find back by default. You need to add it first to your shape layer, just like many other options.

But once you get the hang of it, it’s a lot of fun to make graphics animation in After Effects.

Uniform Line Width

As mentioned in the video above, there’s an expression you want to use to retain the line or stroke width of a shape as you scale it. Here’s your copy/paste:

value / length(toComp([0,0]), toComp([0.7071,0.7071])) || 0.001;

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