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Dave Hiebert3D light string
by on Mar 7, 2013 at 4:42:42 am

Here's what I need to do...and I hope this makes sense. I need a string of light that will fly through a scene and look like the camera is following it. The string then flies into another scene and intertwines itself in and around the large letters of a word.
How could i do this? Is this a job for Trapcode Particular and/or Stroke or....?
I didn't even know where to start in my search for tutorials like this.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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Vishesh AroraRe: 3D light string
by on Mar 7, 2013 at 6:55:43 am

Dave
I need a string of light that will fly through a scene and look like the camera is following it.

You can use Trapcode Particular to create Light Streaks.

See the Tutorial:
http://library.creativecow.net/articles/kramer_andrew/nano.php

There are two parts, Make sure you watch both of them.


look like the camera is following it.


You can attach the Emitter Position to a Null Object and then Parent the Camera to the Null.

You can also pick-whip the Point of Interest of Camera to Emitters Position.

Parent Particular Emitter to a Null Object

If you face any problem, get back and we will try to help you.

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra

Blog:
http://digieffects.wordpress.com

2011 3D Demo Reel:








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Dave HiebertRe: 3D light string
by on Mar 7, 2013 at 5:15:57 pm

Thanks a ton, Vishesh. Looking at the tutorials now.



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Vishesh AroraRe: 3D light string
by on Mar 7, 2013 at 6:40:41 pm

Glad to help Dave. Come back if you face any problem.

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra

Blog:
http://digieffects.wordpress.com

2011 3D Demo Reel:








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Dave HiebertRe: 3D light string
by on Mar 7, 2013 at 11:45:29 pm

You had said there were two parts to the tutorial. I can only find one. Also, when you say "attach" the Emitter position to a Null object do you mean parent or pickwhip? I can't seem to get this to work.

Thanks



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Vishesh AroraRe: 3D light string
by on Mar 8, 2013 at 1:17:04 am

Here is the second part:

http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/light_streaks_2/

By parenting I meant using pick-whip to link emitter position to that of null using expression.

Alt/Optn + Click on emitter position XY and use pick-whip to link it to the position XY(just release the pick whip on position parameter) of Null object. Then do the same for position Z. Using pick-whip attach position Z of emitter to position Z of Null(This time you have to release pick whip on Z coordinate of Null only and not to the position parameter).

Hope this may help.

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra

Blog:
http://digieffects.wordpress.com

2011 3D Demo Reel:








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Dave HiebertRe: 3D light string
by on Mar 8, 2013 at 7:59:23 pm

I'm getting closer thanks to you. I found a video that shows a partial concept of what I'm trying to do.
http://www.videoblocks.com/videos/details/shooting-stars-path/



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John CuevasRe: 3D light string
by on Mar 15, 2013 at 1:53:47 am

This tutorial might help: 102. Smoke Trails

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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