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Ocean Water Effect

In this presentation, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create this ocean scene in Adobe After Effects with only the tools found in AE – No 3rd-party plug-ins were used. He’ll also introduce you to a cool plug-in for creating realistic water. This was part of a presentation he gave on June 25, 2009 at After Effects New York.

Note from Aharon: This is not exactly a polished tutorial. The presentation I gave at AENY was not captured well, so I just sat down in front of my PC and re-recorded it straight through. There is no editing or audio cleanup here. Also, I drank  a bottle of something called Soju about 15 minutes before I did it. I bet you won’t even be able to tell… mostly.

30 thoughts on “Ocean Water Effect”

  1. Superb result, it would look great as an arctic/sand desert or something, of course with evolution removed.
    Good work.

  2. Very good tutorial, but I recommend sticking with the scripted style (and laying off the soju). Scripting (and sobriety) keeps you and us from being distracted by, how should I say it, any meandering thoughts, thus helping us focus on the information being presented. Thanks for the great ideas and techniques.

  3. The most important thing of your work is your amazing
    way of speak.
    That makes you one of my favorite teachers.
    Congratulations Aharon.

  4. What I found very useful in observing your workflow in this tutorial was that it made it quite clear why you would Pre-Comp something. This has been an area of some confusion for me but this lesson helps to smooth it out. Good stuff.

  5. Perfect tutorial even without a script it was great to watch and learn.
    CC Glas is a really underated AE plugin

  6. Hi,master,I am a student from china..Wached your tutorials, My heart is too full for words.

  7. yes sir. we like very much u. i’m with after effects more than 1.5years. i’m glad to say, you are my first teacher of AE. thanx a lot sir. first i got u from creativecow.net.

    so nw i had lots of stuff in AE. i thaught u are the reason. your lecturing style is very good sir. thanx again sir. nw i hv a web of mine. http://www.lsmworks.com/

    i dndt hv any tutorials in ma web. but you can see my works there.

    thanx a lot sir. this is a great tutorial of u. wish u all the best.

    good luck sir……..

  8. Hey Aharon do you know of any way to make a water effect as seen in this video? if posable please RSVP I need it for a project i’m working on. Thanks

  9. I;d say it uses a combination of displacement maps, Fractal Noise and CC Wave World. I’m on vacation so I can’t sit down and tell you for sure, but I am pretty sure it can be done in AE with those effects.

  10. Wow thanks! I’ll give that a try. any other tips for creating realistic water in AE?

    PS thanks for responding so quick ;)

  11. Because of my bad english, I tell you in universal leaguaje: clap, clap, clap, …
    Great. Thanks a lot.

  12. I found a few days ago your website. Great tutorial, especially this one, and I really like the way you explain things, even if it’s only with your notes ;-)

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