If you are sick of the April Fool’s day silliness all over the net, I have some seriously cool stuff for you today. SplatterType is a custom preset I have developed recently that will allow you to create amazing ink and paint splatter animations with just a few clicks.

Much like my previous tutorial, SplatterType relies only on After Effects text animators and does not require any additional plugins (3rd or even 1st party). Robust set of controls make it highly customizable, while the expressions work in the background to do all the hard work for you.

Whether you’re after a dark, grungy look or happy-go-lucky colorful design, whether you’re compositing 2D, 3D, mattes, transitions, you name it – this little free preset will let you spend time on creative choices rather than tedious keyframing. Enjoy!

June 2011: After nearly half a year I realized the copy uploaded to Vimeo was a really poor, low-res render. That has now been remedied and the tutorial is available in 720p :)

Running time: 35min
Difficulty: Easy
Required tools: After Effects

Original post on QubaHQ (includes preset download):
qubahq.com/2010/04/tutorialpreset-splattertype/

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