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John BauwensMetal Press effect?
by on May 12, 2011 at 4:19:41 am

So I am building a bumper in AE, and I was wondering how to do an effect like a metal press. Sort of a stamping effect. Any input on this?


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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Metal Press effect?
by on May 12, 2011 at 5:59:05 am

You can use Free Form (stock with CS5) to create a 3D displacement. Add a Light and you can animate the depth of the extrusion.
Here's a tutorial that can help you figuring out Free Form:
http://library.creativecow.net/jelescu_tudor/3D-from-2D-image_AE/1

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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John BauwensRe: Metal Press effect?
by on May 12, 2011 at 6:08:22 am

My apologies,

I should have stated that I am still using CS3, and we really don't have the resources to dump into upgrades right now. Is this still possible?


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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Metal Press effect?
by on May 12, 2011 at 7:45:59 am

You can still try and use displacement with the stock plugin under Distort. It will be a 2d effect though.
You may even get away with creating 3 or 4 stills in PSD (use bevel/emboss and drop shadow to "grow" the shape pressed in) and then adding a motion blur and camera shake in AE, simulating a hard hit from the press.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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