Flying stroke with spatter

#100DaysOfAnimateThis: 09/100 – Another day, another blob

In Animate This by Touki Katt

Today I animated yet another blob following a path in a so popular today style that reminds of the traditional cel animation but entirely in After Effcts, with less effort on my wrist and literally within minutes.

Oh joy, flying blobs in After Effects don’t have to be so painful! All thanks to this workflow that Emanuele Colombo shares on his YouTube Channel, and a couple of third-party plugins (Trapcode Particular and Trapcode 3D Stroke).

I am rather pleased with the result: the effect is quite “painterly” and “liquidy” with the splash that emphasises the direction of the motion and adds more energy to the piece. Fly on, blob, fly on!