Every time I test a new tool, whatever it is (After Effects or Cinema 4D mainly), I try to complement it with my previous knowledge. Experimentation becomes an entire project or maybe an animated piece full of personal satisfaction, and a bigger wish to keep exploring new techniques to get results I would never imagined to reach. This is just a compositing test. I know there´s a long way to go, to perfect the technique, but like the Koi No Bori legend says:
¨Swimming through adversity to the end and you´ll become a Dragon¨.
Here are the main steps I followed to create Koi No Bori animations.