How To: Make abstract waves in After Effects with the Trapcode Form plug-in

Make abstract waves in After Effects with the Trapcode Form plug-in

How to Make abstract waves in After Effects with the Trapcode Form plug-in

Creating an abstract wave effect in After Effects will allow you to make graphics like those in the thumbnail, basically clouds of particles with that smokey / silky effect like they used in James Bond titles. This video will show you how to make this effect yourself in After Effects in two parts. Apply this technique to your titles and they should be much, much sexier.

You will need the Trapcode Form plugin for After Effects, which is available from Red Giant Software ($199).

(1) Part 1 of 2 - How to Make abstract waves in After Effects with the Trapcode Form plug-in, (2) Part 2 of 2 - How to Make abstract waves in After Effects with the Trapcode Form plug-in

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If your tutorial is going to require expensive 3rd party plug-ins, could you PLEASE put that in the title/description of the video so we don't waste our time? I thought this looked cool and was looking forward to making it until I found out that this plug-in was a pre-requisite.

Also, if the plug-in is available for download somewhere, include that link in the video description and at the beginning of the video as well. That should go without saying. I couldn't even understand what you were saying... at first it sounded like "Track code four" but it's actually "Trapcode form" (and it is not free).

Sad =(

Most of the coolest effects in AE cost a little dough, unfortunately. But you're right—the headline and description should state the plug-in used, which has just been updated.

Thanks. It looks like there is a free trial of Trapcode Form but that means I could only make it once (or however many times I can make it until the trial expires). =P

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