I'm a very new After Effects user, and I'm really just experimenting with the software. On effect I’d like to attempt is a text effect which simulates a ripple, or at least that’s what I think it would be called.
Basically, imagine some lettering lying at the bottom of a swimming pool, and you’re looking at the text from above the surface. It would appear the letters are moving/distorting in a wave motion/ripple effect caused by the light diffraction through the water.
Could AE reproduce this effect, and if so, how do I create it?
Thanks in advance,
Yes. distortion effects like - erm, well - Ripple, Wave World and a few others can easily do this. Just apply them to the text layer and play with the values