Anicons is a fully customizable and animated icon library for Adobe After Effects developed by Sebas and Clim. Basically, it’s a fully rigged graphical icon library that’s linked with expressions and pseudo effect controls, allowing you to easily animate and adjust icon parameters very easily.
Anicons was in development for over a year, and I was lucky enough to get an early sneak peak at the library. Here’s my quick review:
It’s simple, it’s easy, and it makes working with icons fun. A lot of time when we need icons for our projects, we’d usually design them ourselves using shapes in Illustrator and animate them in After Effects (very time consuming). Those of us who can’t create awesome illustrations are stuck with crummy basic icons, or are forced to purchase icons from marketplaces. These usually come as is and are very static, lacking easy customization controls and usually not animated.
Anicons gives us the ability to simply drop an icon in, play with a few sliders, and instantly get interesting, animated, and dynamic results. This is a timesaver and will come in handy very often with client work! What’s great is that you pay once, and get future updates absolutely free. If you do a lot of 2D style motion graphics, pick this package up!
- 40+ animated and customizable icons (View full gallery)
- 1000x1000px in size
- Easily change colors, stroke thickness, and hide/show certain features
- Quickly change the animation or remove detail from icons
- Icon controls neatly organized as pseudo effect controls
- Free updates to additional icons in the future
- Price: €39 ($50.33)
Free Anicons Sample Pack
As always, the Dojo has you guys covered. Sebas and Clim were gracious enough to offer the Dojo community an awesome free sample pack to try out the Anicons library. If you like what you’re getting, buy the whole library!
Overall, I think Anicons is a really neat icon library, especially in the motion world of After Effects. I hope you guys enjoy the free sample pack, and support Sebas and Clim’s Anicons product. So what do you guys think of Anicons and using pre-made animated icons? How useful would these icons be in your projects? Let me know in the comments below!