The Bluefx Business Explainer Features

In today’s post, Jeff Sengstack, our Adobe certified expert, will show you some features of the Bluefx Business Explainer template.

Note: Remember to watch the video tutorial we have prepared for you.

Let me show you how this works. Let me go to the first one here and give you a sense of how these things work. I’m going to open this up so you can see it.

So, the first scene, I’ll scroll down so you can see it. We built it basically from the bottom up and that’s because you are layering things on top of the background.
But you don’t have to stick with the background.

There are transitions here that will change to another background, change to another solid which is, actually, pretty cool idea.

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If you want to go from one scene here with this colored background and then you can transition and actually have the transition built into a background such that it reveals another solid there that you put stuff on top of so it’s a pretty clever idea. But here, there aren’t any transitions. It’s just the same color background again, that you can change anytime you want.

If you just click on this and go to Layer – Solid Settings, you can change that any color you want.

change solid settings


I’ll make it really obvious and change it like that. It might take awhile for it to show up because this is such a big comp.

There you go. That’s too bad. That’s really bad. I’ll do control and command Z to get rid of that horrible color. Sorry about that.

And then if you look here at this first layer, there’s text. There’s a globe and it spins, animates, and there are two clouds.

So, you look down here in this area. There are four layers which should expect texts plus, three layers, three icons. And it says,

Image websites two-eleven.

I’ll change from layer name to source name. I’ll expand this so, you could see the whole name. So, it says,

Image and websites number two-eleven.

And it’s twice. And number two-eleven would be the cloud.

image website 211






Let’s just go back to the PDF for a second, I’ll show you that.

And two of those are all – the’re numbered from starting at zero so, they’re two-eleven and two-eleven is the cloud.

pdf image


So, you would note this as you prepare your script.

So, there’s two-eleven and two-eleven, we used twice. And noticed that faces one way – faces the other, simple to reverse an icon for that effect.

And they’re different sizes, of course, you can change the size by just scaling them, as well. They don’t have to be the size that we provided them to you with.
And on top of that, there’s the globe. So the way this works is that there’s a layer on top. Let’s hold it up for a second.

Anyway, you can probably see it. Let me turn off the transparency.
There’s that one cloud then you add the globe behind it or under it and have the other cloud under it. And notice that the edge there around the globe is transparent or somewhat transparent allowing the cloud to show through.

edge around the globe

Those all work together simply by layering those three icons together positioning them on the screen, adjusting their scale.

And then if you go to them individually by double-clicking on it, you can control when they animate in and animate out and you can turn off the transparency so you see it.

So, you can control how they animate in and how they animate out in terms of timing each individually.

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Also they’ve a built-in sound effect. They’re for that particular guy. And the sound effect is here under Avatar number nineteen.

sound effect

To see that, you go to – you need to find the sound effects.
All those sound effects are built-in to comps and there that many sound effects. Each one of these guys has its own sound effect built-in. The sound effects are used over and over again.

But if you look at sound effects individually, you can see how many sound effects we provide for you. And you can pick-out whatever sound effect you want to use.

If you don’t particularly like the one that’s associated with that particular icon, feel free to swap it up for something else. So, that’s that one icon.

And back here, in the main comp, you have the text layer. And those text layers are different colors to help you identify. The text is orange and the icons are just kind of brown color and how I’ve tracked these things down and I’ll turn off the solos here so you can see everything again.
And to change the text, you just double-click on the text like so and you can change the text there.

Three layers of text that’s, “Today the internet is one of the most important forms of media.” And that’s just how this was set up.

So, Text One, if you go find Text One as an original thing, we’ll go to the Text Animations there. And you see that this Text One uses a number of different ways to animate the one. Right.

text 1

There are multiple effects. If I click on this, you see other ways to animate those. So, you got this – that particular motion there for those three layers as well. So, the different ways to animate the text time.
Let’s go back to the main comp.

So, that particular unit of stuff there is your first scene.
And your second scene is here. These guys fade away because of how they’re animated even though they go this far out.

In fact, you’ve made the animation such that they would end at this particular point when you time this out. The next set comes on here. The next set is again, some text, this text here.

second scene

And then it’s this whole screen and there’s little avatars inside the screen. So it’s not – there’s not a screen that has those three things in it.

You get the screen, you can add the avatars inside the screen.

So, you’re not sort of stuck with one type of screen with one thing in it.

This screen is a blank slate in which you could put stuff. You could put videos inside there as well as long you just layered in and it fits in the screen.

So, those are four things by this, let’s say, solo first one. There we go. That’s that person there, other person there and then, this is the globe, and then this is the screen underneath it. So, there’s three things on top of the screen and then there’s finally the text.
And that’s the basic process to create each scene.
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