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Guilherme Maueler
How to create a simple "water-wiggle" effect
on Jun 12, 2013 at 4:54:24 pm

hey guys!
i' was given a quick task today that seems simple, its animating this graphic element mimicking water invading the whole composition (i've included the animatic for it below), does anyone know of a way to make this without having to labouriously animate a mask path on a solid? Thats the only way i can think of doing this, and it would be kind of a pain :(

Here's what i'm talking about:

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John Cuevas
Re: How to create a simple "water-wiggle" effect
on Jun 12, 2013 at 5:38:54 pm

You could use some Ink or Water Splash footage and use that as a luma matte to reveal your image/layers below.

Creating Ink/Water transition can also be faked pretty easily using fractal noise(or a particle system), especially if the transition is fairly quick.

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