How to Create a Glass Effect in Adobe After Effects
Create a translucent glass effect using only the built-in tools in After Effects. No third-party plugins or filters required!
The tutorial can be completed with all the tools that come with After Effects, so you won’t need to have a speciality (read: expensive) plugin to pull off the effect. Here’s the AE glass effect in its finished form.
Modify the look to get a fogged look or create an effect that makes the camera seem like it’s “seeing” through a glass window. Kramer utilizes the AE camera to give the glass animation motion and depth. The final effect is a cold, icy animation that would be right at home in a horror or mystery project. And be sure to check out Video Copilot for more great AE tutorials.
Here’s the After Effects glass effect tutorial in all its glory.