Continuing with the Halloween After Effects template frenzy here’s yet another AE template and this time it’s a gross one. Yes, Folks, as gross as it gets! If you’ve been following Evil Planet Studios and Nevermore Graphics you may remember two of my best templates; “Blood Bath” and “The Alchemist“. Both of them great on their own, but not too popular and that’s largely due to the fact that neither of them were horror AE templates. So I decided to combine them into a single, magnificently gory Halloween After Effects template! Enter the Bloody Gore Ball: Your new favorite reason to throw up! This disgusting, self-peeling, stitched-up, bloody sack of flesh is a huge step forwards from its old version in “The Alchemist”. I re-baked most of the simulations for the stitches, skin and blood, added some cool slow motion and 3D floating text to it and re-rendered the whole thing. The first time around the 3D wasn’t particularly the best either because it was rendered via Element 3D, which there was absolutely nothing wrong with it, but at the same time you know that a dedicated 3D program will give you way better results and since I wanted this Halloween After Effects template to be solid, nauseating gold, I stepped it up a notch and took that gore factor to a whole new level by adding some sexy sub-surface scattering!
On top of the visual overhaul, the music soundtrack for this gory contraption was specifically designed to make this Halloween After Effects template an awesome and exciting gorefest. But as with all the awesome AE templates, unfortunately, there isn’t a whole lot of options available to meddle with in this one and it’s largely due to the fact that changing the color of the blood in this template is utterly pointless. It’s like making a 3 dollar bill. Sure, it can be done but it makes little to no sense and it would be a complete waste of time and resources.
Of course this doesn’t mean this template is going to be suckey just because of the lack of features. In fact, the complete opposite! The dripping text at the end is completely procedural! Yes, Folks! Your eyes are not deceiving you! The bloody, drippy text is in fact 100% procedural AND editable, all done within After Effects with only After Effects plugins! Granted, the drops don’t actually detach from the text, but that’s a small price to pay for the ability to edit your own bloody text! While working on this project I went ahead and looked for tutorials and ideas on how to achieve this effect just to be stumped by a huge wall of nothingness. Turns out no one has ever attempted to do this. There are no other tutorials, no other templates, nothing. This is, quite possibly the ONLY procedural, dripping text out there!
I Suppose the video doesn’t actually show or depict actual gore in the traditional sense, but still, viewer discretion is advised. Just in case you had lunch/dinner recently or are queasy, I wouldn’t recommend hitting the break if you have a weak stomach.