The animation of the logo is simple enough, but the way that the colors mix is very interesting. Does anyone have any idea how this was achieved? It's no simple gradient or multiply or overlay effect, as far as I can tell.
It almost seems like they mapped the color "strength" to the proximity of the small black square using expressions, but I couldn't reproduce it.
Okay, now I'm at home where the Flash works just fine, and my advice is this: you'll have to wait a bit.
There will soon be an AE 10.5, and in it is the ability to create light falloff. With a lot of precomposition, you could create the various shapes with colored lights playing off them, each with its own color.
It wouldn't be the easiest thing to replicate in AE. But hey, we're talking about the MIT Media Lab. I doubt they ever make things easy to replicate.
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