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Sebastian LeeWhat effect(s) are needed to make a realistic object come flying and hit the camera lens?
by on Feb 27, 2013 at 10:54:10 am

Title says it all.


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Stefan HinzeRe: What effect(s) are needed to make a realistic object come flying and hit the camera lens?
by on Feb 27, 2013 at 12:17:40 pm

Well, that is little information..
..you need a object, an animation and motion blur.
Sorry, i am willing to help, but i need more infomation!

;)


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Paul RoperRe: What effect(s) are needed to make a realistic object come flying and hit the camera lens?
by on Feb 27, 2013 at 12:59:21 pm

It really depends on what the object is. If it's a simple shape, like a mobile phone or a box, you could model it in After Effects (assuming you're on CS6) using the built-in 3D tools. If you've got the Element plug-in from videocopilot.net, you can import an OBJ (3D model of anything) that you can then animate.

Presumably the motion is going to be very fast - I'm guessing about 10 frames or less - so you can add a decent amount of motion blur and get away with the model not being totally perfect.

Make sure when you animate the move, you animate the model's z-position, not the scale.

You might want to find a stock photo of a piece of shattered glass (like the spider-web break you see on a car windscreen after an accident) and comp it on to simulate a broken camera lens after the hit.

- Paul


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Vishesh AroraRe: What effect(s) are needed to make a realistic object come flying and hit the camera lens?
by on Feb 27, 2013 at 2:09:54 pm

Sebastian

It depends on how you want the final look. As everyone has said few points to keep in mind are Motion Blur and animation in Z-space. For Breaking Camera lens you can use Shatter plugin with Glass Pattern.

Check the example:

5541_breakingglass.zip

It would be much better if you will use a stock footage of Breaking Glass.

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra

Blog:
http://digieffects.wordpress.com

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Dave LaRondeRe: What effect(s) are needed to make a realistic object come flying and hit the camera lens?
by on Feb 27, 2013 at 3:16:03 pm

[Sebastian Lee] "Title says it all."

Not really. An "object" could be a snowball or a billiard ball. Each will create a different look when it hits a camera lens.

So more details, please....

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Joseph W. BourkeRe: What effect(s) are needed to make a realistic object come flying and hit the camera lens?
by on Feb 27, 2013 at 4:20:57 pm

Dave's right...if you're going to be lazy in your request, the answers are going to reflect that, or not be pertinent to your particular problem.

Is it a hard object? Liquid? A pillow? Is there a sheet of plexi (virtual) in front of the camera? How hard was it thrown? Starting to get it?

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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michael zoppoRe: What effect(s) are needed to make a realistic object come flying and hit the camera lens?
by on Feb 27, 2013 at 4:46:51 pm

It's really simple. All you have to do is just make a realistic animation of an object breaking your camera glass.

Got it?





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Joseph W. BourkeRe: What effect(s) are needed to make a realistic object come flying and hit the camera lens?
by on Feb 27, 2013 at 5:22:43 pm

Well, if it's so simple, then I guess you've got your answer...over and out...

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Stefan HinzeRe: What effect(s) are needed to make a realistic object come flying and hit the camera lens?
by on Feb 27, 2013 at 5:27:12 pm

;)
hahaha!!


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Rob MizeRe: What effect(s) are needed to make a realistic object come flying and hit the camera lens?
by on May 7, 2013 at 3:22:16 am

Hi, Sebastian...
Sorry to see the negativity you received to a perfectly reasonable question. I suppose there are those who must confirm their expertise by demeaning others.
Fortunately, people like Mr. Vishesh Arora are willing to share their knowledge and encourage the efforts of others.
I hope your project has worked out... let me know if you want to bounce around some ideas.
It's amazing what we can learn by listening.
Regards...

Rob Mize


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