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Stan Fraser
Classic Animated Smoke
on Jan 22, 2015 at 3:40:51 pm

Hello,

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:

http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130717085139/snowwhite/images/7/75/Sno.....

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!

Thanks,

Stan


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Tero Ahlfors
Re: Classic Animated Smoke
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 Fraser
Re: Classic Animated Smoke
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 Szalapski
Re: Classic Animated Smoke
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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