Recreate a Druun Entirely in After Effects

New Cheap Tricks! Recreate the Druun from Raya and the Last Dragon

Take your Trapcode and Adobe After Effects skills to the next level with Daniel “Hashi” Hashimoto’s latest tutorial.

Greetings from Kumandra! As you can probably tell, we’ve just released our resident Action Movie Dad’s latest tutorial, showing you how to recreate the organic look of the Druun from “Raya and the Last Dragon” entirely within Adobe After Effects!

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In this tutorial, Daniel “Hashi” Hashimoto will show you how to utilize Trapcode Form, Universe, and Supercomp to create and composite a Druun into your scene in record time.

And for those of you who want to recreate your Druun natively in After Effects, he shows how the fractal family of filters can combine with CC Sphere to create volumetric and chaotic smoke and slime – and a unique way to utilize the Essential Graphics panel for visual effects.

Anyone with a copy of After Effects can follow right along with Hashi as he uses 100% native filters to create a living smoke villain. But for those with Red Giant Complete and Universe, there are some bonus tricks to take the final result to the next level.

You can get the project files here.


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