Hello, and thanks for your time.
I have not been able to find too much info on this, but I was wondering if there are some good ways of creating liquid or water effects that fill up containers, and can then be squeezed out, and/or just having the liquid effect manipulated?
I know there are plugins for this, but there must be a way to show and manipulate some fluid/liquid effects using default AE?
Effect --> Distort --> Mesh Warp
Effect --> Distort --> Bezier Warp
Effect --> Distort --> Liquify
Effect --> Transition --> Linear Wipe
Plenty to go on for building fake liquids.
You can also spend a few days exploring Foam largely for its alpha flow mapping. The particles can be coerced into appearing fluid-like but, umm, not without work.
If you need realism, you will need a 3D application.