I want to create a wave/ripple effect on a capital 'O' to give the impression the 'O' is hungry and just its belly is rumbling. Using the wave warp effect in after effects achieves the ripple/wave motion I'd like, however playing with the wave width/height/ and all the pinnings I can't seem to effect just the mid section of the 'O', it warps both the top and the bottom and bends it all out of shape.
I've also tried making an adjustment layer, applying this over the top of the 'O' and then masking the adjustment layer to just the 'O's mid section/belly, but the effect causes a obvious break in the 'O' where the mask is, the ripple needs to connect seamlessly to the top and bottom of the 'O'.
Is there another approach/plugin anyone can think of?
fill the middle of the O so it is solid and then use a track matte to cut a new hole in it.
then apply wave warp to the track matte.
to remove the center, you might try converting the text to shapes. then twirl down the contents to find the O and hide the center shape. then you can duplicate that layer, and hide everything except the center of the O and use that as the track matte....