Liquid Morphing Motion in Adobe After Effects tutorial by Graham Quince

Liquid Morphing Motion in After Effects

“I’m not too sure if it is liquid motion but it’s probably the best description I can give of it. I want to have a 2D circle to fall as a liquid reach the bottom of the frame and them come back up in a square; all in 2D.” Jp Pelc on @creativecow back in 2014.

“[For] nearly 10 years ago, [this has] been a lifesaver. I use this technique all the time! You are a true champion in this world of motion graphics” Jp Pelc in 2024.

This tutorial is one of those “hidden gems”, a really simple tip that makes a big difference to all sorts of projects. I’m going to follow the steps that Jp Pelc spelled out, to have a shape change from a circle to a square, but rather than animate the path (which is a viable option) I’m going to use Fast Box Blur and Simple Choker to create an effective morph.

I’ll also demonstrate how the same technique can morph text or create drips.

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