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Rich VogelSpaceship flare / ship engine blast effect, space craft, jet flame / fire glow. How to do? Particular?
by on Sep 3, 2011 at 3:16:43 pm

Hello! I have a video where I need to get a good flare kind of blast from the back of some elements, to make it appear they are being propelled by a jet flame or space engine, etc.

Here is a link to a screeshot, I need to get a flare or convincing engine glow however you want to word it, to be coming out of the computers below our feet.

Any ideas? I need to do this so quick! Any help would be super appreciated. And thanks in advance for any help.

Please see the attached file for the clip I plan on putting this in. There are four different angled shots I need to place this effect in, front, both sides, and back. It would be ideal if the glow effect could give off the illusion of energy or heat, I think you know what I'm talking about. But ANYTHING would be good at the moment.

http://f1.creativecow.net/2894/pic-test?uploaded=file
http://f1.creativecow.net/file/2894/2894_band.jpg.zip


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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Spaceship flare / ship engine blast effect, space craft, jet flame / fire glow. How to do? Particular?
by on Sep 3, 2011 at 3:47:48 pm

Simplest way to do it is to comp the clip on top of itself, mask out the bottom of the computers and create oval shapes on a layer in between. Apply glow and animate - wiggle. If you have Trapcode Shine you could apply that to the ovals- split them, each one on a separate layer and then animate Shine separately on each layer.

More complex- Particular + Lens Flare
http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/smoke_trails/

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Rich VogelRe: Spaceship flare / ship engine blast effect, space craft, jet flame / fire glow. How to do? Particular?
by on Sep 4, 2011 at 7:12:37 pm

Thank you Tudor, I appreciate your help. I am getting closer with the shape layers and effects, but want to get more familiar with the terms here, what do you mean comp the clip on top of itself?


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Rich VogelRe: Spaceship flare / ship engine blast effect, space craft, jet flame / fire glow. How to do? Particular?
by on Sep 4, 2011 at 9:42:15 pm

Disregard last message, I have something that works pretty well using your description. Thanks for the help!


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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Spaceship flare / ship engine blast effect, space craft, jet flame / fire glow. How to do? Particular?
by on Sep 4, 2011 at 10:19:51 pm

You duplicate the clip layer. Cut out masks for the bottom of the computers in the top layer so that you can introduce the jet/propulsion effect under. Now you have the clip comped (composited) on top of itself...
Maybe you can use these:
http://www.videocopilot.net/basic/
http://tv.adobe.com/show/classroom-after-effects-cs5

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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