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chris brettquery / moving background effect
by on Sep 30, 2012 at 11:21:24 am

Hi there

---------- I've seen the effect on the Element demos where there are rotating objects which are followed by the camera and the out-of-focus b/g spins also to match the move.

Does anybody know of a tutorial anywhere that shows how to do this without using element 3D please ?

Chris Brett

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Vishesh AroraRe: query / moving background effect
by on Sep 30, 2012 at 11:31:49 am

Mr. Brett

Can you just give the link of the video, so that it will be more clear about which effect you are probably asking for?

Vishesh Arora
VFX and Motion Graphics Artist
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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: query / moving background effect
by on Sep 30, 2012 at 1:19:51 pm

Trapcode Horizon ca be used to create a 360 background that is sensitive to the camera.
CC Cylinder or CC Sphere can be used as well.
Depending on your background, a series of 3d layers positioned in a square/hexagon/octogon shape could work as well.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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John CuevasRe: query / moving background effect
by on Sep 30, 2012 at 1:21:30 pm

I think you are referring to the spherical reflection map which can be turned on/off in element.

If you have CS6 you can just add photo/video(they need to be really large for this to work), turn the render engine to ray tracing and right click the layer and choose environment map. Now just add a camera and have at it.

If you don't have CS6, Trapcode's Horizon is a plugin that will also accomplish this effect.

The real key to doing this is having the large HDRI 360 degree photos to make this look good. Like this one...I don't have the rights, just showing the picture from a google search.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor

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Walter SoykaRe: query / moving background effect
by on Sep 30, 2012 at 1:37:06 pm

Also new in Ae CS6: the bundled CC Environment effect. Like Trapcode Horizon, CC Environment allows you to use environment maps and is responsive to the comp camera.

Walter Soyka
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chris brettRe: query / moving background effect
by on Sep 30, 2012 at 2:52:49 pm

......... Thanks Guys ....

........ excellent feedback which is much appreciated.

All the best ------ chris brett


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