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Elliot BeachFog effect behind objects!
by on May 31, 2012 at 9:42:39 am

Hi there,

I am very new to Motion and have not really used it at all, only doing a small amount of stabilization and that's it. FCP and color I am more advanced if that helps. I am trying to create a fog effect in one of my shots and need it to appear behind some objects in the foreground [See images bellow].

So I want the fog to be just above the water covering out the buildings and behind the trumpeter, pier and lamppost. One image in the original and the other is just a fog clip pulled over to give a rough idea for you.

I'm sure its possible to do so can anyone give me a rough idea, name or tutorial that could help me with this. Thanks

(I am posting this in Motion/AE forums as well to see which program would work the best)


- Original


- Fog screen pulled over


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Mark SuszkoRe: Fog effect behind objects!
by on May 31, 2012 at 1:56:23 pm

You will need to make a mask around the dock and trumpeter. Then you put the fog in a midle layer of a3-layer "sandwich" of foreground, middle, and background. This can be done in FCP's timeline, or using photoshop. There isn't, AFAIK, a vector masking tool in Motion yet.


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Michael GissingRe: Fog effect behind objects!
by on Jun 1, 2012 at 3:04:14 am

Hopefully the shot is static. AE is probably better at making and accurate mask around the foreground features.


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Elliot BeachRe: Fog effect behind objects!
by on Jun 1, 2012 at 1:06:27 pm

I ended up using AE and it has worked quite nicely with the help of some members here. Thanks guys


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