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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: gradient texturing
on May 6, 2011 at 3:32:48 pm

The way I would do it would be to output two different versions of the same iron rod - one completely cool (black), and one completely hot (red).

It would then be a simple matter to bring it into After Effects (or any compositing software) and, using a feathered mask, control the exact timing of the cooling. In this way, if the client wants a slightly different timing on it, for example they want it to look exactly the way it looks in reality, you can shift your mask.

While a gradient map should work, I think that shifting it along the length of the rod to show the cooling process could be much more difficult than the above process. Good luck!

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media

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