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Jon MelotUsing trapcode (maybe MIR), to animate a still picture of water?
by on Oct 7, 2012 at 9:26:30 pm

Hi all,

I'm not sure how to explain this, so I will try my best.

In photoshop in the past, I've been able to create a displacement map (grayscale) and apply it as a displacement map to an image. This has proven helpful when designing something like a t-shirt and overlaying the graphic somewhat convincingly on a picture of a plain t-short. I'm trying to do something similar ion AE.

I have a picture of some choppy sea, (no big waves), and I want to animate that a bit so it looks like the water is undulating, swelling, etc.... I was wondering if I could use something like MIR and Fractal Noise to create an animated/undulating polygon mesh that I can use and lay over (under) my picture of the ocean to make it appear like the ocean is actually moving.

Not sure if that makes sense... does it? Anyone have an idea about what I am thinking of doing?

-jon


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John CuevasRe: Using trapcode (maybe MIR), to animate a still picture of water?
by on Oct 8, 2012 at 12:18:07 am

You should really take a look at the wave world effect(and maybe caustics). Check out this TUTORIAL

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

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Vishesh AroraRe: Using trapcode (maybe MIR), to animate a still picture of water?
by on Oct 8, 2012 at 6:14:21 am

John
Here are some tutorials on how to use Displacement map to create wave like effects:

http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/3d_reflections_with_refractions/

http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/3d_ocean/

Using wave world is one of the best way as suggested by John.

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Using trapcode (maybe MIR), to animate a still picture of water?
by on Oct 8, 2012 at 11:32:17 am

FreeForm Pro can be used to simulate water. There's also a preset pack for it- the Aqua Pack that does just that.

http://library.creativecow.net/jelescu_tudor/FreeForm-Pro_Aqua-Pack_1/1

http://library.creativecow.net/jelescu_tudor/FreeForm-Pro_Aqua-Pack_2/1

http://library.creativecow.net/jelescu_tudor/FreeForm-Pro_Aqua-Pack_3/1







Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Walter SoykaRe: Using trapcode (maybe MIR), to animate a still picture of water?
by on Oct 8, 2012 at 1:01:46 pm

No discussion of water in After Effects is complete without mentioning Psunami [link] or even better, our own Tudor Jelescu's Aqua Pack [link] for Mettle FreeForm [link].

I've also used GenArts Monsters GT m_Pools3D (now free) [link] for animating water, though it's not right for every shot.

Walter Soyka
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Jon MelotRe: Using trapcode (maybe MIR), to animate a still picture of water?
by on Oct 10, 2012 at 4:49:09 pm

Thanks all! These are just the things I needed! I'm trying to do this without buying another program. Psunami, etc... looked great, but at this point Im trying to make it work with displacement maps linked to some looped fractal noise. This is what I've got so far...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevailchurch/8073991400/?likes_hd=1


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