After completing the Bloody Gore Ball logo reveal After Effects template one thing became very clear; it was too long and for those who only wanted the ending with the cool drippy text it was just a waste of money to buy the whole cow just for a pint of milk. Asides from that, there was also the problem with the customization, the big red gory ball of doom was simply too difficult and pointless to customize, after all, blood is SUPPOSED to be red so what I did was to create an alternate logo reveal After Effects template; Ketchup.
In a few words, Ketchup is a customizable, simple, messy splat of fluid from which procedural, dripping text emerges, but it’s more than that, you see. In this particular template you have the option to edit the color of the fluid, so it doesn’t necessarily have to be ketchup or blood it can very well be mustard. Or tar. Or guacamole! Any goopy fluid, in principle. Anything you think you can spill anywhere! Because making a mess is fun! (Yay?) And the floor doesn’t even have to be the tiled kitchen floor I included, because in this logo reveal After Effects template I also included a grungy concrete floor but if you’ve got any texture of your own you can put that in there, too!
Hit the break to watch this awesome template in action! No viewer discretion is required like with the other template. ‘Cause ketchup isn’t gory. Unless by “ketchup” you mean a clever euphemism for blood.
It is rare that I actually make an After Effects template completely uninspired but this is IT. This is a completely uninspired one. And by no means I want to say that I just threw a bunch of plugins together and called it a template. A lot of thought and work went into this one. But normally, when I make an After Effects template, I generally do it because something impressed me so much that I want to turn it into a motion graphic. And it can be a video game, it could be a film, another motion graphic, even dreams. Once inspired there’s no power on Earth that will stop me. I will want to make a really cool piece of art about that. Not this one though. It all started with me playing around and practicing with Particular and the final product resembled a neuron. It looked very organic and I loved the way it looked. So I decided to make more of it and call it a brain. In the end, after hours and hours of tweaking the plugin I came up with this. Hit the break to watch it in movement, because that picture above does not do it justice.