AE tutorial: The Water Channel Slate
Here’s another basic tutorial that tries to bring some new concepts and ideas together in a real world project. I got this idea from two sources: First from an internal Adobe call that was demonstrating some new features on an upcoming product and secondly from a Creative Cow AE podcast that did a nice job on creating a fictitious movie title called, "The Smoke."
This tutorial introduces you to a new effect, called Turbulent Displace which has been around for a while and is a nice little distortion effect. It also gives the most basic idea of nesting compositions, which is a core concept with professional animators.
One thing that I got out of this particular composition is the importance of Sound! I thought that the end animation was much more convincing simply because I added some sound to the comp. As a result, I hope to add music or sound to many more of my short animation tutorials as a means of making it more complete.
As always, I’d love to hear your comments, critiques or if these tutorials are helping you. I see more people visiting this blog all the time and I thank you! However, I’d love to get some more feedback on what you’d like to see as long as it fits the mission of this blog. So, after you take the time to go through the tutorial, come back and let me know what you think!