AE novice here.

Looking for a few suggestions of ways to handle this scenario.

  1. I have text that I've animated along a path, using a mask
  2. I want that text to appear to "distort" the layer below it (it's a photo if it matters), as it progresses along it's path

I'd be using variations of Bezier Curve distort, Displacement Maps, and Turbulent Displace but I'm having issues trying to figure out how to get the "distortion" animation to follow the path I've made.

So far, it seems like copying the background layer, then masking a portion of it and applying distortion effects to that might be the best option. But it would be nice to have something that appears to be more interactive with the text animated along the path.

Thanks for any help!

  • I'm not sure I 100% understand what you mean by "more interactive". Could you elaborate what the actual problem is? – stib Mar 23 at 5:53

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