Luxand Wave FX is a free and easy way to make video clips that look like they’ve been shot underwater. The new plugin makes adding realistic wave effects in Adobe After Effects a matter of just a few mouse clicks. With seven configurable options, you can adjust how the waves look like and control physical properties of the liquid. With Wave FX, you can make your video clips appear to be shot underwater, or recorded with a camera immersed into other liquids with a variety of settings. For example, choosing a higher viscosity and more inertia for your waves will simulate oil immersion, which will look even more realistic when you adjust the transparency setting. Normal viscosity will produce waves on the water, and lower viscosity and inertia settings will simulate the appearance of waves on lighter liquids such as spirit or gasoline.
There are hundreds of liquids you can choose from with Surface Tension, Inertia, Viscosity and Transparency settings. Higher viscosity, inertia, and surface tension are typical for denser liquids such as natural oil. Lower these parameters and get pure or salty water. Lower them further, and you’ll see waves on gasoline, spirit, or even lighter artificial liquids.