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Ari GrunzeweigInside a tree
by on Sep 16, 2014 at 3:59:38 am


I need to create an animation where I am traveling up the inside of a hollow tree trunk. I'd like to stick within the AE / Element 3D realm, but I'm at a bit of a loss.

I imagine I need to do something like put my camera inside a cylinder that has a bump map opposite that of the outside of a tree trunk.

Any thoughts/ideas are welcome!

Thanks very much!


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Richard GarabedainRe: Inside a tree
by on Sep 16, 2014 at 2:17:44 pm

thats good thinking with cc cylinder. But maybe a hollow shell of a 3d tree trunk would work better. either with cinema 4d or element 3d?

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Inside a tree
by on Sep 18, 2014 at 7:20:18 am

If you have FreeForm Pro or even FreeForm V2, you could create a displacement map based on a tree bark texture and then follow the tutorial below to create a "tunnel" that simulates the tree trunk:

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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Ari GrunzeweigRe: Inside a tree
by on Sep 19, 2014 at 7:18:31 am

Great suggestions! Thank you!


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