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Stan FraserClassic Animated Smoke
by on Jan 22, 2015 at 3:40:51 pm


I am having real trouble with an issue and would be forever grateful if someone can help me...

I need to animate a version of the Magic Mirror from Snow White, in which I will superimpose an actor's talking head instead of the mask... Basically I am having real trouble replicating the cartoony smoke in this reference :

Also seen in this image:

As you can see; this smoke is like semi-transparent wispy liquid, moving quite slowly. I have tried playing with particular but everything is either too realistic or too high in velocity. If some one has any possible solution for this, it would be much appreciated!



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Tero AhlforsRe: Classic Animated Smoke
by on Jan 22, 2015 at 6:03:11 pm

I've made smoke with the different noise generators and masks.

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Stan FraserRe: Classic Animated Smoke
by on Jan 23, 2015 at 11:44:05 am

Thanks. By 'noise generators' do you mean like fractal noise? and then animate the mask by key framing it into various shapes?

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Michael SzalapskiRe: Classic Animated Smoke
by on Jan 23, 2015 at 2:04:55 pm

Don't forget, you can also layer effects on top of Fractal Noise (or Turbulent Noise) to make it look better. For example, CC Vector Blur is great for this.

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