Lee Daniels posts a few quick tips for creating HUD and animated interface elements in After Effects. Lee covers creating a few types of gadgets with some variation, such as a target style interface element, a radar sweep effect, and an element based on the audio spectrum.

 a simple way to create HUD – Heads Up Display (Iron Man) – and general Science Fiction style interface elements

Lee quickly walks through how you can customize each to create hundreds of different styles easily.


Check out a quick way to create hundreds of different styles of graphic equalisers and random data charts for Science Fiction HUD style interfaces, using only the Audio Spectrum feature in After Effects and some customizable techniques.

Here Lee demonstrates a way to create radar sweep HUD graphics using two simple methods – a traditional radar and a customisable base to enable the design hundreds of different styles of interface.