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Syed IqbalSamplistic awesome video on Vimeo
by on Dec 25, 2015 at 4:23:17 pm

Hi there,
I just saw and impressive breakdown of a video done by Michael of Samplistic on Vimeo. Title of video is "Making of Microsoft’s Modern Workplace open titles" and it can be viewed on Vimeo dot com/109649282

At 1:03 or so, he has done a few shockwaves for lighting, flash light and distortion effect. I would like to know the technique of doing this. Not sure if this was done directly inside C4D or in AE.

Your help would be appreciated.

Kind regards

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Adam TrachtenbergRe: Samplistic awesome video on Vimeo
by on Dec 25, 2015 at 10:51:54 pm

It looks like it was done in Cinema, based on some of the wireframe screencaps. There's a number of way it could be done using deformers with falloff. Could be a morph deformer, or a displacement deformer, or a spline deformer.... Etc.

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Syed IqbalRe: Samplistic awesome video on Vimeo
by on Dec 27, 2015 at 6:54:00 pm

Thanks a lot Adam. I also received a response from Michael (the artist behind the scenes). He has told me that he used a spot light and animated the Y position of it along with some other adjustments. Below is his response to be more precise:

Thanks. You got it. I did a talk for Maxon at NAB 2015 ...but that was one thing I didn't have time for in the talk. The shock waves are very simple: a spot light aimed down and is animated to go up on the Y axis. You can create rings (rather than a circle) by adjusting the color gradient of the light falloff. I created green and red rings and then tinted them in after affects. But I also used the green and red to control a distortion map to add that warping-feeling. (the "light flash" was just another poly fx plain effector moving fast with a very short falloff)....Using different blend modes in AE really helps get a lot of looks out of these layers.

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