Friday, December 18, 2009

Creating an Ocean with After Effects

Creating an Ocean


1-Create new composition with the following properties:

Composition settings

2- Add black solid layer with comp size

Solid settings

3-Name it water and add make it 3D, then change the following properties (scale, orientation)

Name it water and make it 3d

4-Add fractal noise fx with the following properties. We're not changing anything from the default except the Evolution. Set a keyframe at the beginning.

Fractal noise

At the end of timeline, change the Evolution to 1.5 (depending on your project time)

Add a keyframe

5- Add CC toner fx with the following properties:

CC Toner

If you want the exact color, here is what I have: red 50, green 100, blue 175

6- Add CC Glass fx with the following properties:

CC Glass

7-Add the black solid again and name it Sky and add make it 3D, then change the following properties (scale, orientation)

Make it 3D

8- Add fractal noise fx. Leave it at the default settings for all except the Evolution. Set a keyframe at the beginning of the timeline.

Add Fractal Noise: Default settings

At the end of timeline change the Evolution to 0.5 (depending on your project time)

Evolution

9- Add CC toner fx with the following properties:

CC toner

Now you've got this nice view:

Final ocean view




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