How to Create an Underwater Ripple Effect With Fusion

Ruan Lotter shows how to create an easy underwater ripple effect using Fusion or Resolve.

This new beginner’s style tutorial for Fusion shows Cape Town VFX artist Ruan Lotter how to create an underwater ripple effect using Fusion. The technique uses some water footage and shows how to develop displacements of some type to make it look like the text is showing under the water.

Displacement is an easy way to deform pretty much anything. Check out this tutorial from TOKYO Creative Director Simon Ubsdell, which shows how to use displacement on particles to create an interesting shatter effect. Visit that tutorial here.