Ripple Shockwave

I would like to know how to make a shock wave effect that warps the light around it as it moves outwards. I'm trying to make it look like something impacted the video and causes it to warp outwards in a circle. It would look like a heatwave is extending out from a point. Any ideas? 


  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    Displacement effect. 

    This tutorial is more about adding psuedo-3d to a still photo, but it'll be basically the same idea. You'll create a comp with a 50% gray plane then add the Shockwave elements, and use the comp as a displacement map.

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