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Scott Robert
invisible wall FX in 3D space
on Apr 28, 2010 at 8:33:13 pm

I have a shot of two people standing face to face. Between them, I want to create an invisible force field - warp looking. I used ripple effect. (I will be using another plug in instead of the ripple, perhaps a glass wave look.

How do I change it's perspective?
Sample:
http://www.redmoonlight.com/client/4websites/vamp.jpg

When applying FX, I only get a round shape. applying basic 3D puts no effect on the ripple.


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: invisible wall FX in 3D space
on Apr 28, 2010 at 9:15:20 pm

Use free form
http://toolfarm.com/plugins/index.php/Digieffects_FreeForm_AE
This gives you true 3D displacement.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist
Bucharest, Romania
http://www.ennstudio.ro


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Scott Robert
Re: invisible wall FX in 3D space
on Apr 28, 2010 at 10:02:24 pm

Thanks, Ted. I have that plug in and couldn't figure it out last year. I'll give it a play and see if I can figure it out this time.




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Michael Szalapski
Re: invisible wall FX in 3D space
on Apr 28, 2010 at 9:42:14 pm

Are you saying that picture is what it currently looks like and you want it to be more 3d or are you saying that's what you want your thing to look like?

If that's how you want yours to look, check out this tutorial.
Then think about turning your displacement layer in 3d space in a precomp (ignore the basic 3d effect; rotate the layer on its y axis).

If you're saying you want a more 3d effect, you will have to wait for CS5 which comes with Freeform. (Or you can buy it for CS4).
Or you can use an actual 3d program.

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Scott Robert
Re: invisible wall FX in 3D space
on Apr 28, 2010 at 10:07:26 pm

What I have posted is close. I was able to turn it on the y axis which is applied to the video layer - cheating it. The video is turned as well. Then that one is on top another video layer.

I don't want to rotate the video layer. If I put the ripple on an adjustable layer, You can't turn the effect on the Y axis. Nothing happens using Basic 3D.

I watched "the pusher" yesterday and the rings are facing front when I need it in an angle.



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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: invisible wall FX in 3D space
on Apr 29, 2010 at 7:19:13 am

If you animate a pond ripple like gradient white on black and use that as a displacement map in free form you'll get what you're looking for.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist
Bucharest, Romania
http://www.ennstudio.ro


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