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Trevor Mowry
AE Advanced Light Painting w/ Red Giant
on May 31, 2019 at 6:34:09 pm

I've been attempting to do a light painting effect on some footage of a baton twirler. Unlike a point emitter and doing a streaklet effect with Particular, I want to mimic the effect you see in Pixelstick ads ( http://www.thepixelstick.com/img/slider/abstract4.jpg ) In this case, the entire shaft of the baton acting as an emitter.
I thought this would be pretty simple using a layer emitter or a box emitter in particular but it has proven to be not so straight forward. I tried doing a box emitter and manually transforming with the baton. Created a beam effect that was tracked to the twirling motion and used that as a layer emitter. Neither has yielded good results. I would need to generate an absurd amount of particles. I also have licenses for Mir, Form, and 3D stroke, although I'm largely unfamiliar with them and don't know how to properly tool them for this effect.

Results so far:
Box Emitter: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j6txf0on7s1r65m/Ex_BoxEmitter.mp4?dl=0
Layer Emitter: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q9wphbevfy9fx8g/Ex_LayerEmitter.mp4?dl=0


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