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scott mayze3D Warp tunnel technique
by on Sep 6, 2013 at 8:53:14 pm

Hi guys,
I'm looking for some advice on how to create a 3D warp tunnel like from the new Star Trek movie:

http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/xihd/trekxihd2365.jpg

I've managed to crack a pretty nice texture using a fractal noise and some light bursts, but the problem is that I'm unsure how to actually create a "3D Tunnel" where the camera pans from one side of the tunnel to the other while the ship flies by.
I'm an armature/novice when it comes to AE so I am not even sure if this is possible. I'm starting to think this can only be done by a 3D rendering program like lightwave, but since AE has 3D elements, I wanted to see what you guys think?

Thanks.



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Jon MerrifieldRe: 3D Warp tunnel technique
by on Sep 6, 2013 at 10:13:47 pm

I would try playing with the following:
CC Cylinder
Radial Blur (zoom)
in combination with your fractal noise.

Jon Merrifield
VFX Supervisor / Creative Director
PELi Studios


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Scott MayzeRe: 3D Warp tunnel technique
by on Sep 6, 2013 at 11:45:10 pm

Thanks Jon, I'll give that a shot!



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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: 3D Warp tunnel technique
by on Sep 8, 2013 at 8:53:46 am

Use your texture with FreeForm Pro.

http://library.creativecow.net/jelescu_tudor/AE-3D-tunnels-FreeForm-Pro-1/1

http://library.creativecow.net/jelescu_tudor/AE-3D-tunnels-FreeForm-Pro-2/1

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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