I am trying to create an effect of beer being poured into a clear cup with a black background. I started with a yellow/orange BG, then added some bubbles which I managed to generate using the Foam effect in AE.
What I cannot figure out though, is how to make foam. The Foam effect works great for generating bubbles, but I want to create a thick, frothy foam that grows as the beer level rises. Any ideas on how to make this in AE?
This would be quite easy to shoot. Now a days with a GoPro, a couple of cheap LED flashlights, a black mounting board and of course a glass and beer you should be able to get pretty good footage. Depending on the model of GoPro you have you can get 120 fps in 720 (Hero 3 Black) or 1080 (Hero 4 Black). That makes for some awesome slow motion that can be modified in AE for speed changes.
Thanks Ted. I thought about shooting it for real since it would be much easier, however in this case I want it to be a bit more stylized. The final effect will actually be a letter of text (black text on black bg) that gets filled with beer to reveal the text. I figured it would be easier to go for a "glass" of beer first, then use the text as an alpha track matte.
In any case, I figured out how to use a track matte to contain the bubbles which I just moved up as the beer filled it up. Here's my first attempt which is more or less the general effect I was going for. It's not perfect but I think it gets me a good base to start playing around with.
A bit off, but still near the topic of creating fluids - If you take a look at this short demo " http://www.revisionfx.com/products/reflex/gallery/ " ( topmost one - crystal ligth ) it is stated that RE:Flex was used to warp water to appear as if it was coming off clothing.
Now, I have both re:flex and freeform pro , but still wonder how to recreate this nice effect :)
Anyone here in position to share some thougths, or maybe point to a tutorial that could shed some ligth to enable me to solve this challenge?
And yes - consider me a noob. But a very interested one . . . with some years together with AE