Create your own Liquid Scribble Animations in After Effects

Learn how to create liquid animations inside Adobe After Effects. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to use the Trim Paths, Gradient Stroke, Auto Trace and much more.

Liquid Motion Design Assets

All over the internet you can find designer packs full of pre-made animations. Storyblocks Video is fully loaded with such designer packs. But the problem is that only a few really stick out and can take your work to the next level.

So that’s why we decide to show you how you can create your very own assets in your own style and even customize them however you want.

Liquid Animations in After Effects
Liquid Animations

Scribble Effect

Now after seeing the video, you are probably a pro in making the liquid swirl animations. Or maybe you even traced your own flames or liquid streams. Who knows? But there are even more techniques you can use to create such awesome animations.

And one is the brush tool. It’s a simple brush you can use in After Effects. With this tool you can draw lines or shape or even real drawings. And then you have the possibility to choose their duration, which you can set to one single frame. If you then draw multiple lines in a succession of each other you will create a custom animation.

We used and explained this technique in our Scribble effect video from Kendrick Lamar a while back. And here we really go in depth, showing you how the technique works. Which will also show you that this technique will consume a lot of time making. You can compare with stop-motion but then with hand-drawn scribble lines.

Kendrick Lamar Scribble Effect
Kendrick Lamar Scribble Effect

Storyblocks Video

This video was sponsored by Storyblocks. It’s an enormous online library full of high quality HD and 4K stock clips, After Effects templates, collections and much more. We use the library on a weekly base to download overlay effects, like smoke, dust particles, flares,… You can download an unlimited amount of clips for only one price per year so it’s super useful to have.

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