1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 7, 2014 4:45 PM by baba12345 RSS

    Puddle and reflection effects in After Effects CS4

    Fullmetal-Animator

      I am currently using After Effects CS4 (will be upgrading to CS6 in a couple of days) and I am currently trying out a test project using basic lighting animation.  However, one element I want to create is a puddle of rain water on the ground.  I was wondering if anybody here could advise on creating a puddle and its effects in After Effects, such as wave movements, reflection (particularly background elements) and whether I should use the basic pen tool or use some sort of diffusion maps.  If I wanted to make it a little more complex, then how could I create the illusion of rain hitting the ground plane without it being mearly looking like a filter in front of the screen and have it influence the puddle?

       

      If any of you would be able to point me out to some other tutorials on the web, I would be very grateful for that.