"Final Render"
Example.41: Flowing Lights
(AE5.5 PRO & ImageLounge)

AE-TIPS 41 : Adobe After Effects CS5 (
Resolution: 640x480
Third-Party AE Plugins:

- RED GIANT Image Lounge
Third-Party Footages:
- No Use

"Motion Sketch"

Motion Sketch

It is introduction of the "Flowing Lights".

First, Create the Motion Path.
Using "Motion Sketch".

Create New composition. (640x480)
Create New solid.(50x50)
Drawing a path with Motion Sketch.
Apply "the Smoother" to your motion path.

"Vegas 1"

Vegas 1

Create New composition and New solid.(640x480)
Copy motion path from STEP1.
Paste to Mask path in new solid.
(Before paste, You must put a point with pentool.)

Apply Effect > Render> Vegas.
Animate the keyframe "Rotation"

View Effect Controls Window

"Vegas 2"

Vegas 2

It is creation of the "Tip portion".

Duplicate the STEP2 Comp in Project Window.
Rename it "STEP3"

Adjust the parameter in "Vegas"

View Effect Controls Window



Put the material of STEP2-3 into a New Composition.
Apply Effect > Stylize > Glow , each other.

View Effect Controls Window
View Effect Controls Window



Put the material of STEP4 into a New Composition.
Apply ImageLounge > IL Turbulent Distortion EZ.
(You may use other Displacement Plug-in.)

Create same kinds of Animation
which Motion and Color differ.

View Effect Controls Window
"IL Turbulent Distortion EZ"

The detail information about "Image Lounge"
Red Giant Software http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/

"Final Render"


Put the materials of STEP5 into a New Composition.
Apply Layer Transfer mode "Add"

Create the Background as you like.