In this After Effects tutorial I will show you how to create a cool underwater opening title sequence. Rather than using Trapcode Particular (which many of you may not have installed) or CC Particle World (which really could use an update to its coordinate system) the project fakes particle simulation through use of text animators.

This quite lengthy tutorial is derived from another Video Bits project I created a while ago. The original Alphabet Soup used Particular and wasn’t much more than an eye-candy. The new-and-improved one I present to you today can actually be used for something else than ambient displays :)

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: 66min
Difficulty: Medium (as long as you’re patient)
Required tools: After Effects

Original post at QubaHQ (includes project download):

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