Create a Liquid Metal Logo in Ae

Create a Liquid Metal Logo in Ae

Featured in the November issue of 3D Artist Magazine! Chris McFall leads us through this amazing tutorial on how to create a liquid mercury logo animation all within After Effects. He uses mettle’s FreeForm Pro plug-in to nail the effect. With FreeForm Pro it’s easy to create, 3D render and animate, in Ae. Chris also shows us many clever uses with built-in Ae filters, as well as his finishing techniques.



“When I first started United Filmdom I knew I wanted to create some impressive titling, some really stand out effects. So I went to the top of the tree, and decided to design a liquid metal effect. Liquid metal is a complex effect so I looked for a complex solution. Liquid simulation, boids, full cg simulation, I tried nearly everything. After a lot of less than satisfactory results I decided to simplify, and in doing so I started looking at Freeform Pro. FreeForm provided a flexible, powerful solution, that fulfilled my technical and artistic requirements without fuss. In short it allowed me to take an unconventional route to achieving effects that I was unable to achieve otherwise. And with FreeForm Pro’s GPU acceleration I get a fast wysiwyg workflow, allowing me to play and tweak until I get the result I need.” – Chris McFall.


Chris McFall – Director at United Filmdom
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