Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Fantastic Voyage: Environment Wave Distortion Tests

After making thumbnails for my environment, I decided to test out different effects using After Effects to see how I'd get a liquid/fluid feel to it. For my actual animation I want the different objects to be floating around more and when my characters move I'm thinking of them leaving waves/ripples behind them. I might test this out using flash and after effects later on. I tried out Wave Warp, Ripple, and Turbulence in the Distortion effects in After Effects.


  1. The wavy background really reminds me of a game called "Earthbound".

    Check this out, it's a bit odd but you'll see what I mean.


    Perhaps there's scope there for making the "wavy-ness" more pronounced? Who knows. Nice stuff though :)

    1. Thanks! I'll have a look, I didn't make it more wavy because I was afraid of over-doing it but I think it'll depend on how it looks when the character's move since I'm hoping to have the ripples be in the wake of the moving characters possibly.