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Lupo Zin
Piling up snow particles
on Jan 14, 2010 at 3:44:28 pm

Hey,
I am trying to pile up snow particles from the bottom to the top of the screen.
I read all I could find about it but couldn't make it, any ideas, changes with the new Motion 4?
thanks.


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Stephen Smith
Re: Piling up snow particles
on Jan 14, 2010 at 11:53:22 pm

I would take a look at the Particle Matrix plug-in. http://idustrialrevolution.com/plugins/particlemetrix/index.html
Hope this helps.




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Lupo Zin
Re: Piling up snow particles
on Jan 16, 2010 at 8:15:17 pm

Thanks but I didn't understand how this plugin can be useful for this purpose.


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Mark Spencer
Re: Piling up snow particles
on Jan 14, 2010 at 11:55:35 pm

I would tweak one of the preset snow emitters to make your snow falling down, then I'd create a screen full of snow either using a replicator or doing it in Photoshop and importing the image - I'd then use an animated mask with a wavy edge to reveal the screen full of snow from the bottom up.

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Lupo Zin
Re: Piling up snow particles
on Jan 16, 2010 at 8:17:20 pm

Thanks,
That's what I was trying before.
The director wants an uneven pile, and the mask thing does not allow me to do it. at least not in a smart way without creating more and more masks...
there must be something from the 3d composting softwares that can allow it in motion... or is there?


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Mark Spencer
Re: Piling up snow particles
on Jan 17, 2010 at 11:35:21 pm

Why in the world couldn't you make an uneven pile with a mask? You just draw the shape you want, and if desired, animate the shape of the mask.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Lupo Zin
Re: Piling up snow particles
on Jan 18, 2010 at 11:43:02 am

You are right. it just that it'll involve more than one mask and getting so complicated. I was looking for an easy way out.
now my biggest problem is that motion will crash while exporting the replicator duplicates. I guess 6000 replicas duplicated 25 times for 2500 frames is too much to ask :(
thank you anyhow.


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Lupo Zin
Re: Piling up snow particles
on Jan 17, 2010 at 11:12:52 pm

Well...
I was trying to replicate the snow particle bottom up to the whole screen with replicator, but the bottom up does nothing different than the others, so if I'm choosing random it ignores the bottom up... bummer.
Now I'm doing thin lines of randomly replicated snow flake using replicator and I am duplicating replicator and layering it bottom up to on the timeline... hooray...
the problem is that rendering 2500 frames not only takes a while but crashes after 30 minutes... why?!?!?
I'm running a mac pro 2xquad 2.26 with 8 gigs of ram...
HELP!!!
(Thank you)


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Mark Menditto
Re: Piling up snow particles
on May 7, 2012 at 5:10:57 am

Which Ripple training courses should I run through to learn these? Thanks.


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