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In the park

Shit, almost a full year since an update?  Furkin’ ‘ell moind.

As it’s happened, the vast majority of my work over the past 18 months has been of that “for internal use only” lark, or done white-label for big ad & digital agencies. Most of what you see here is what I’ve done in my spare time, which these days with a 2-year-old typhoon of the male kind to tend to, is few and far between. Every now and again, I can spend some time between jobs working out how to do cool shit with new plugins and make something all seasonal n’ shit, like this basic fluid test in AE with Newton.

1. Make a ton of small circular shape layers or masked solids to act as your fluids.
2. Tweak an untold amount of settings god knows how many times and watch your dual Xeon workstation slow to a 5fps crawl while it works out the physics calculations on a couple of hundred layers.
3. When you’re done with Newton, make simulation look like liquid – add fast blur (10-15px), then simple choker and tweak to your taste.

It’s not perfect but for 2D mograph, it’s wicked. Newton 2 has huuuuuge potential, gotta use it more.

More shit to come, soon… ha.

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