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guy smith
Adding 'Sparkle' or 'Glitter' Effect to moving footage?
on Jan 17, 2020 at 7:27:55 pm

https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-1013920871-gold-nuggets-pile-moving...

hi would anyone know how to add a sparkling effect to footage such as this - a pile of gold or jewellry shot, that is moving - so the sparkles track with the footage?

When I have used an effect like a 'Glow', it glows the highlights, and if the highlights move/change, the glow changes accordingly, no tracking needed, so hopefully there is a similar sparkly effect? Thankyou!
Guy


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Doyle Lewis
Re: Adding 'Sparkle' or 'Glitter' Effect to moving footage?
on Jan 17, 2020 at 11:41:05 pm

Although a glow effect I think is in the right direction I think what you are asking is for it to look more metallic. A good way to do this is through an effect called CC glass. CC glass uses a layer as a bump layer to choose shiny and flat parts of your image and allows you to put in a false light to choose the directionality of the light source.



To achieve this I have made a file where I used Colorama to proceduraly create a CMY bump map from whatever footage you would want to use based off luminance and remaps it to CMY map. Then I used that map to drop in CC Glass and played with the adjustments and the light till i got something interesting. Most importantly though I did 2things:

Turned surface-> height to negative
Adjusted all my shading settings up and down to get the contrast and roughness in the shine the way I wanted

Right now CC wont let me upload the project file but when it can I will. Please let me know if you have any questions about how to do it

Doyle Lewis,
Assistant Location Manager
Warner Brother Pictures




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Doyle Lewis
Re: Adding 'Sparkle' or 'Glitter' Effect to moving footage?
on Jan 17, 2020 at 11:55:38 pm

I thought the video file may help demonstrate how it works better than the image:



Doyle Lewis,
Assistant Location Manager
Warner Brother Pictures




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Doyle Lewis
Re: Adding 'Sparkle' or 'Glitter' Effect to moving footage?
on Jan 17, 2020 at 11:58:49 pm

Sorry it didn't embed here is just the link

youtu.be/d39ndbb1Vf0


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guy smith
Re: Adding 'Sparkle' or 'Glitter' Effect to moving footage?
on Jan 21, 2020 at 4:51:48 pm

hi Doyle, that's a nice effect thankyou for going to the trouble of posting the video, so in fact I was thinking something less classy in a way, like a naff disney sparkly effect, but one that tracks and not just static, like Saphire Sparkle (if it tracked!) thanks for the suggestion though


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guy smith
Re: Adding 'Sparkle' or 'Glitter' Effect to moving footage?
on Jan 21, 2020 at 4:54:27 pm

https://videohive.net/item/hiphop-style-blingbling-3d-pendant-on-chain/2924...

like this if there is a plugin that could make it


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Richard Garabedain
Re: Adding 'Sparkle' or 'Glitter' Effect to moving footage?
on Jan 22, 2020 at 9:32:26 pm

YOU COULD duplicate the footage bring out the whites then use that as a map for optical flares using luma values to drive the optical flares...and on the plus side it works almost like a tracker


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guy smith
Re: Adding 'Sparkle' or 'Glitter' Effect to moving footage?
on Jan 23, 2020 at 3:30:08 pm

hi Richard thankyou I will try that, it sounds promising!


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