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Animate Your Logo with this After Effects Ripple Effect

Danny Greer
By Danny Greer

Want to add punch to your logo animation?  Check out this After Effects tutorial showing you how to create a cool ripple effect!

Adobe After Effects

In the following video tutorial by Jason of DigitalSandwich.net you’ll learn how to simulate a ripple effect using the tools within Adobe After Effects.  In the tutorial, Jason applies this technique to a logo animation to give the impression that the logo flying in frame causes the background to create ripples (much like what would happen if you tossed something into a pool of water).  By using AE’s bump map and Wave World settings the effect creates a realistic simulation.

The video tutorial lays out clearly the steps in creating this effect, but familiarity with After Effects is a big plus (as he breezes quickly through each step).

Check out Digital Sandwich for more free After Effects and Cinema 4D tutorials.  Thanks for sharing, Jason!

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