Reflecting on the Past

A long time ago, I made a tutorial on simulating reflections over a watery surface which I had to revisit recently. I cleaned the project up a bit and now you can use it as a template with your own video. Play around with the displacement map and you can get some interesting results.

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POSTED:
6 years ago
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51 Comments

wahyu
3 years ago
Cak Andrew animasine apik pye carane...
stephen ghartey
4 years ago
i like you man for your good works
aftereffectsman
5 years ago
great one dude!!! love it!!!:)
6 years ago
This is just in time for me! I'm doing a nature project, and have been playing around with your easy reflections plug-ins and fractal noise, but was having trouble getting it looking just right.

Thanks, Andrew!
Shavkat
6 years ago
Thank you friends
Jman
6 years ago
All this rain/water stuff lately has got me curious about what you might be working on. I just happen to be working on a project with a rain/water theme right now. I just set up a very similar comp with the letters reflecting in the water. I used CC drizzle for the displacement map and it worked pretty good, but it was missing a little something. Then I see your project.. Fractal Noise!

Aside from that, I was happy to see that my comp was really pretty close to your setup. It feels good to know I might actually be doing it right!
A month to late for me, but still awesome
Sandy
6 years ago
thnx continues.........VCP Rocks
Zvi
6 years ago
So far the winning tutorial for most views is.....
43. Demon Face Warp....
with 582,684 Views.

The winning tutorial for most comments...
67. Advanced Car Hit...
with 777 Comments.
Syrus
6 years ago
hey Andrew, Could you pls make a tutorial on how to link HD pictures with footage to achieve a zoom in effect. So that one could link your earth zoom to footage and zoom into a scene
6 years ago
Andrew, I sometimes wish I could kiss your mind, especially the prefrontal cortex. You make every fibre in my body rumble which travels down my vertebral column thus giving me thrills and adrenaline rush by %5. You truly are a great man.
Les
6 years ago
Andrew,
Can you put up a sample video with this?
Although I don't own AE, I own all of your products because I can still many of them in Vegas.
I do like to see all that you do with AE and hope that I can purchase it in the future.
Thanks,
Les
Marko
6 years ago
dude dude dude dude dude dude dude !!!
u`re awesome)))
Grtbst
6 years ago
THANK YOU
Grtbst
6 years ago
YEAHH!!!!
THNX
6 years ago
Awesome!!
how do you un-desaturate it? I want more colour!
Sabeer
6 years ago
Hi

Very cool. Andrew can u made me a favour. I hav a commercial work in which i hav a mask peeling effect, i placed the tow videos and used the liquify effect. But im not getting the real peeling effect, it seems like as if ur sliding a curtain. Can u help me to find out a solution

Thanx in advance

sabeer
dex
6 years ago
good one
PJ121
6 years ago
Shavkat,
Newtown is a free text download at http://www.fontstock.net/10895/Newtown-Italic.html
Timinator
6 years ago
Thanks a lot Andrew!
Johneg Mnemoneg
6 years ago
Andrew ... looks cool! But why U desaturated it???

I think, orange "VIDEO" with glow looks more cool. No?
6 years ago
Shavkat, I just googled Newtown text and found it that way.
It is pretty east to find.
David W.
6 years ago
Great stuff man, great stuff. It's cool that you look at older tutorials and projects and renew and upgrade them. :)

Shavkat, look it up on Google. You can find it on several websites
Shavkat
6 years ago
Thanks Mr.Kramer. Mr.Kramer I don't have "Newtown" Text style. How can I find it or download? Thaks
6 years ago
Thanks !
zbx
6 years ago
Nice guy!
bri
6 years ago
today, i see a comercial in TV.. but was not like others comercials .. was using your ENERGETIC TITLES!! was so funny.. 22.000.000 of people can see it becouse was in a public channel in Argentina... you're my god.. know that..
thanks you all that you do.. i'll see this project.. bye bye!.. i'm sorry.. maybe my english is not good =D..
leave you kisses from Mendoza, Argentina:
bri
highdefw
6 years ago
Well you didn't HAVE to.... but you know we love it. thx
6 years ago
Sweet dude
6 years ago
You are the man my friend, I will rep this site and your products till the end. Great job Andrew and the VP team keep it comin you guys are heros among men.

God Bless
trojan
6 years ago
Thanks Andrew! You're the greatest!
Prodat TV
6 years ago
Man, you did it again, pretty cool.
and I need.

Look that I need a tutorial where you can show us to integrate musical notes in a real environment. ie text as if they were flying, but with volume, shadows and reflections, if possible. like balloons, with very soft and slow movements between the objects and people or behind of them.

Thanx a lot AK & VC Team
Allen Ellis
6 years ago
Here's an Quicktime for anyone who wants to see:

http://www.allenellis.com/public/Reflect_water_.mov

Thanks Andrew :)
Eli
6 years ago
Thank you, I was looking at that tut. recently and couldn't really apply it to anything, this project file is much more versatile and accepting of changes.
hazem
6 years ago
i luv u man... ak is the kinda of guy that everyone trusts and loves......you want to know the truth i would have never gotin into after effects if it wasnt for andrew kramer....
peter
6 years ago
sorry ... ;) thnx andrew
peter
6 years ago
thnx andrey and happy anniversary
6 years ago
Many thanks Andrew. I am using this technique in a video I am working on with a client tonight. I will test out the new project file and try to use it instead of the older one. THANKS!!!!!
Jan
6 years ago
youre the reason I visit theee internet.
Eddie
6 years ago
Thanx
Owca
6 years ago
Great !
Tnx
6 years ago
Gonna work with this one...i love it!!!
Pablo
6 years ago
NICEEEEEEEEEEEE
DDVP
6 years ago
very cool
David K.
6 years ago
cool
6 years ago
sounds great!
6 years ago
Yeah, I'll try
Tayler
6 years ago
cool
6 years ago
Dope to the umph degree. YEAH
rudemen
6 years ago
Thanks!
Tyle Renake
6 years ago
awesomeness
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