If you are looking to create a wave animation like a logo filled with water or liquid, then you are in the right place. In this tutorial, I will show you to create an outstanding water wave animation in Adobe After Effects. This is 100% editable. After watching this tutorial, you will easily create your own water wave animation or liquid wave animation in Adobe After Effects. This is a very short and easy tutorial. So, I recommend you to watch this video till the end.
Let’s get started.
Step 1: First of all open Adobe After Effects and go to composition and create a new composition. Rename it to Water wave text reveal. Set the resolution to 1920×1080 Pixels. Frame rate to 30 frames per second. Set the duration to 7 to 8 seconds.
Step 2: Select the Type tool from the toolbar and add your text. Then align your text to the center. Select the rectangle tool from the toolbar change the fill color to solid color and set the stroke to none.
Step 3: Draw a rectangle, just like this.
Step 4: Rename the shape tool to wave. Select the shape layer and go to Effects & Presets. Search the Effect “Turbulent displace”. Drag and drop the effect to the shape layer. Change the displacement type to turbulent, Change the amount to 55, and the Size to 45 to 50.
Step 5: Make sure you are at the first frame. Add a keyframe on offset turbulence and drag the small circle just like this.
Go to about 4 seconds on a timeline. Then change the circle position just like this
Step 6: Select the shape layer and Hit P on the keyboard to open position properties. Then add a keyframe and drag this keyframe to 4 seconds. Go back to the first frame and change the shape position. Select the Text layer, Go to track matte, and choose Alpha Matte “Wave”.
Step 7: Select the Wave Shape Layer and press U to reveal all keyframes and drag the position keyframe to about 6 seconds. Select all keyframes, right-click > Go to Keyframe assistant > Choose easy ease. Also, drag the offset keyframe.
Step 8: Right-click on the text layer Go to the layer styles and select gradient overlay. Edit the gradient and change the first color to dark blue and the second color to light blue. Again right click on the text layer, go to Layer styles and choose Bevel & Emboss. Go to bevel & emboss settings. Change the size to 17, Change the altitude to 82 degrees, and change the angle to 144 degrees.
Step 9: Select both layers, right-click, and choose pre-compose. Rename it to water text.
Creating Water Bubbles:
Go to the Layer Menu > New > Select the Solid. Rename it to bubbles. Go to Effect & Presets, and search the Effect “CC Particle Systems II”. Drag and drop the Newly created solid layer.
CC Particle Systems II Settings:
Birth Rate: Change the birth rate to 0.0 and Longevity to 3.0
Particles: Change the Particle Type to Bubbles. Birth Size to 0.0, Death Size: 0.45, Opacity map to constant. Birth and Death color to White.
Producer: Radius X to 85, Radius Y to 0.
Physics: Velocity to 0.5, Gravity to -1. Resistance to 55.
Now, we have two layers. The first Layer is Bubbles, and the Second layer is Water Text. Select the Water Text layer and Press Control+D Key on the keyboard to make it duplicate. Drag it just above all layers as seen in the image below.
Select the Bubbles layer, go to Track Matte and Choose Alpha Matte “[Water Text”].
We are done! Our Water wave animation is ready.
Here you can download the free project file (File Size: 70 KB)