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Justin Emery
Selective effect matte? How its done?
on Sep 27, 2011 at 4:47:07 pm

Hey guys, so this is my second ever post to cow.
Got a great response from my last post, so i thought i would give it another go.

My problem today is with cinema 4d, and in particular this effect :

I want to replicate this effect. basically, i want to select an area ( the logo ) for the behavior to take place in (in this instance, cubes growing and shrinking along the y axis. )

I understand the priniciple of this, but have no idea what this technique is called - and thus, cannot find any tutorials on accomplishing something like this.

If anyone could point me in the right direction, it would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,


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Stuart Paciej
Re: Selective effect matte? How its done?
on Sep 28, 2011 at 1:55:57 am

I'm not sure how this is done here, but you can use the shader effector in mograph.

Making It Look Great 7 with Tim Clapham covers the use of this effector

There is a sample lesson (Halftone) which might shed some light on the technique. Anyway, I did something similar to what you're doing but with a world map, I used a black and white image of the map on the shader and had this affecting my cloner object... so you could do it with a black on white version of the logo.

Sorry to be vague, hope this is useful and not a red herring!


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Justin Emery
Re: Selective effect matte? How its done?
on Sep 28, 2011 at 9:47:38 pm

Hey Stu!
Thanks so much for the response!

Cool, so this totally seems like a step in the right direction, i feel like there are a million things you could use that tutorial series for.

Your project sounds alot like what im trying to accomplish, so i think you steered me right, thanks again.
Everyone one on cow is super nice lol, even to an amateur like myself loll.

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