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Miro Segura
Trying to create moving glowing spheres with trailers
on Oct 11, 2011 at 8:17:06 pm

Hello,

I'm trying to create moving glowing spheres with trailers. Tried Echo space but want to see if there are any other solutions/plugins. I want to create a similar look to the link below that I have attached. Any help would be great!







Many thanks!!

Miro



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John Fishback
Re: Trying to create moving glowing spheres with trailers
on Oct 11, 2011 at 9:09:44 pm

Checkout this link to VideoCopilot's free tutorials. You'll get good ideas there.

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ben g unguren
Re: Trying to create moving glowing spheres with trailers
on Oct 12, 2011 at 3:14:37 am

What's not working with Echo? As long as you get your precomps right, Echo seems like the perfect filter for this look.

Ben Unguren
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Miro Segura
Re: Trying to create moving glowing spheres with trailers
on Oct 12, 2011 at 3:38:56 am

I think I'm struggling to make the spheres behave the way they look like on the video.



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Walter Soyka
Re: Trying to create moving glowing spheres with trailers
on Oct 12, 2011 at 8:51:16 pm

The trails don't move -- they pop up in place after the leader passes their position. In other words, you don't want the trails to actually follow the animation of the leader.

I'd animate the leader, then use its animated position to drive the emitter in a particle system. The particles should have neither velocity from the emitter nor velocity from motion, and you their decay can be controlled with the particles' opacity over life setting.

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Miro Segura
Re: Trying to create moving glowing spheres with trailers
on Oct 12, 2011 at 11:46:38 pm

Thanks all for your suggestions, will try the Particle Emitter

Miro



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