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Paul RijkaardCustom noise field
by on Mar 25, 2016 at 7:43:05 am

I'm working on an animation which uses a field of noise or visual static as the main element - specifically in afx I have been using cell pattern.

A sample animatic is here

i would like to customise the noise so that it is less regular and more truly random.
Eg according to the image below the cell pattern in afx relates to pattern d, a so called quasi-random distribution, whereas I would like to create a distrubution closer to pattern a.

Does anyone know of a plugin which might help to achieve this or if you could point me in the direction of an expression type which might help.

Many thanks

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Joseph W. BourkeRe: Custom noise field
by on Mar 25, 2016 at 12:21:58 pm

I think that with Particular you could achieve this, since it allows you to use a second layer as the source for the particles. Here are a couple of examples:

So you would use one of your sample patterns as the "template" for particle emission, and change the settings in Particular so they don't actually "emit", but wobble in place.

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media

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Kevin CampRe: Custom noise field
by on Mar 25, 2016 at 3:55:25 pm

I added a couple other options to your post in the expressions forum (though they do not use expressions):

Kevin Camp
Art Director

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