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Ben LewisPixar UP balloons
by on Jul 23, 2015 at 3:11:17 pm

Hello everyone,

Im trying to achieve a balloon rising effect like the one seen in Disney's Up. Its for a title sequence for a wedding and I want it to be a 2D effect as opposed to 3D balloons. I want the movement to be realistic as opposed to achieving a photo-real look. If anything I want the effect to have a flat textured look. Balloons to 'lift' the words Amy & Dominic into frame and float out of frame.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Ben


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Dave LaRondeRe: Pixar UP balloons
by on Jul 23, 2015 at 5:22:52 pm

Yow. I can think of NO instances of video shot with toy helium balloons lifting objects to use as a reference for realistic motion. If you want realistic, you may have to shoot it yourself.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Joseph W. BourkeRe: Pixar UP balloons
by on Jul 23, 2015 at 5:40:05 pm

You might find some good reference materials here:

http://www.pond5.com/stock-video-footage-sound-effects-music-after-effects-...

Bear in mind that some of them are 3D and some are real footage - you'll have to sort through them to find what looks right to you.

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Ben LewisRe: Pixar UP balloons
by on Jul 23, 2015 at 5:43:00 pm

Thanks very much. I was wondering if there was an expression I may use so the string attached to the balloons has a naturalistic feel.


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Chris WrightRe: Pixar UP balloons
by on Jul 23, 2015 at 5:48:52 pm
Last Edited By Chris Wright on Jul 23, 2015 at 5:52:26 pm

there might be a more exact example on here but this is what I found.
http://www.motionscript.com/design-guide/elastic.html


https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/227/16780#16782

https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/227/14249#14266


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John CuevasRe: Pixar UP balloons
by on Jul 24, 2015 at 3:04:51 pm

Here's a project I made quite some time ago that I used to simulate a postcard falling, that uses sin waves to moved things back and forth gently. You might find it useful for a making a balloon float upwards.

7380_fallingfinal.aep.zip

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
ThinkCK

"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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Ben LewisRe: Pixar UP balloons
by on Jul 24, 2015 at 3:31:30 pm

Thanks ever so much John. Im sure this will come in handy.


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Chris WrightRe: Pixar UP balloons
by on Jul 23, 2015 at 5:44:31 pm

i read an article that said that even particular's wind stuff is not organic enough and you can use ae's sketch to move your mouse like a balloon while ae is recording. also, if you have example footage, you can do a simple x,y track of a balloon to keyframes.


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Matthew WoodsRe: Pixar UP balloons
by on Jul 27, 2015 at 2:07:04 pm

To really get the look you want, I think you need a physics engine.
A lot of 3d animation software has physics built into it. You could use a 2d shader to give it a more 2d look.
If you want to do it in AE, and can afford to buy the script, Newton2 is great for such things.
I actually have done a good balloon with a string in it. The string was composed of many tiny rectangles.

http://aescripts.com/newton/

Check out 9 Slice Scale.
A way to scale graphics while preserving the border and corners.
An FxFactory Plugin for AE, Premiere, Motion and FCP.
http://monadnock.org/9slice/


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Ben LewisRe: Pixar UP balloons
by on Jul 27, 2015 at 3:30:29 pm

Thanks Matt. I have limited knowledge of 3D apps; I use cinema 4D a bit but have to watch my time on this project. I will take a look at Newton.

Cheers

Ben


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