FlowTuts shows how to create a wake effect using the classic wave warp in After Effects.
I love After Effects tutorials that use the bundled effects, and I also love tutorials that find creative uses for underused effects too. This new tutorial from FlowTuts satisfies both. The tutorial shows how to create a wake effect using the wave warp effect in After Effects.
Creating a wake effect uses wave warp and then deforming the shape into something more tapered. Wave Warp is an incredibly beneficial effect in Ae. You can use it for things like smoke, water, and animated liquid inside of a glass.