I am making an animation of a logo being branded on leather. I have already been able to produce a decent branding effect using film burn, roughen edges, and a few other effects. But the animation is missing smoke coming from around the edges of the brand as it dissolves in, can anyone help me figure out a way to do this or point me towards a tutorial that shows me how.
Add a solid and apply fractal noise to it and play with the evolution settings would be the simplest way to add smoke.
Perhaps taking your logo, adding a simpler choker(assuming you have an alpha) and keyframing the choke amount with a fast blur would be an effective way of creating a track matte for your fractal noise smoke.
Johnny Cuevas, Editor
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