Creating Cel/Traditional Animation Style Paint Strokes in After Effects


In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to recreate the popular cel animation style paint stroke/splash effect you see in a lot of 2D animations using After Effects, Trapcode 3D Stroke and Trapcode Particular. The workflow I’ll demonstrate is super flexible and applicable to achieving a bunch of different cool 2D paint stroke looks for revealing an object, writing on text, or painting on screen.