I got this idea and id like some creative feedback on how it could be done.
I want like a picture morphing into a liquid from that morphs into a picture again. So what i need is a picture morping into something liquid and floating out of the picture frame. then i could just reverse that and i got my resault. So any ideas on how you cows would do this would be appriciated. I have been playing around some but not getting a decent way to do it.
Re: making a animation by Ben Griggs on Apr 15, 2008 at 2:03:26 pm
It seems like a perfect job for the "CC Mr. Mercury" effect. With minimal tweaking to the default settings you should be able to produce what your looking for.
You will also need to blend the layers properly at the point they switch. I think this is best done by precomposing just the images going from one to the other that you are working on. Then add the Mercury effect to the precomp. This way the liquid it self stays fluid without trying to match the Mercury settings in reverse.
i will definitely give that a try tomorrow. I have never used that effect before but i figure it can't be too hard when playing some with it? If you know some tutorials that does something along what i want to do feel free to hit this post with some links. Anyhow thanks for the recommendation!
Re: making a animation by Ben Griggs on Apr 15, 2008 at 6:13:49 pm
I was playing with this and got a pretty nice transition just with the distort->liquify effect. I'm not sure that this will "come out of the frame" the way your wanting so well, but tracked and matted for the inside of the frame I really like it.
For other threads about Mr. Mercury look through the following link, although your situation isn't directly addressed they may be helpful in understanding the effect.
Ok been playing some with mercury and it should do the stuff im after. I just wonder, is there any effect like the "shape tween" in Flash? Im not quite sure how i should make a picture go from something too something. Appriciate all the help im getting here!