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Tom Trinh
Night Water Flickering/Glows effects
on Dec 18, 2013 at 4:04:48 am

Greetings

After Effect Newbie here!
I've looked around the web for an tutorial on how to create the effect of light's reflection flickering/glowing on water surfaces but no avai.
This is the effect I looking for:
http://youtu.be/oqiCE0faOlA?t=1m9s
(star at 1m 9s, idk why the forum not letting it work..)
Basically I'm trying to recreate the background scene including the moving glowing light moving (vehicles)
Ive been trying to use lense flare/optical flare with wiggles/flicker control but they seem bit too bright or doesnt have this blur effect that water gives.

any help is greatly appreciated!!
thanks in advance!

-Tom


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John Cuevas
Re: Night Water Flickering/Glows effects
on Dec 18, 2013 at 5:25:41 pm

Being that you state you are new, I would strongly suggest you start here:

Getting started with After Effects (CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6, & CC)

Here are a couple of reflection tutorials:

I think this light glow tutorial will help you out.

http://img.videocopilot.net/tutorials/light_glow/

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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