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Fred Iles"twinkle" effect on my own graphics
by on Sep 2, 2013 at 1:06:06 pm

I am making an animation, set in space. I have drawn out some graphics of stars, and I wondered if there was a quick way to animate them all to twinkle. As there are so many it would be a pain (and strain on the PC) to animate them individually. I have tried overlaying different effects, with varying degrees of success, but none look right. What can I do?

Thanks


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John CuevasRe: "twinkle" effect on my own graphics
by on Sep 2, 2013 at 7:44:25 pm

Create an adjustment layer above the stars and apply the glow effect and set it to taste. Then add a solid above the glow layer and add fractal noise to it. Set the adjustment layer to luma matte. Adjust the fractal noise layer, with brightness contrast, scale...then animate the evolution of the fractal noise. That should give you twinkling stars.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

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Fred IlesRe: "twinkle" effect on my own graphics
by on Sep 3, 2013 at 10:05:11 am

It's rendering now! It seems to be working, I'll need to play around with the settings a bit more but thank you! :)


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John CuevasRe: "twinkle" effect on my own graphics
by on Sep 3, 2013 at 12:48:28 pm

If you can use/afford plugins, Trapcodes' Starglow has some built in shimmer glimmer controls that will go along way to creating a twinkle effect.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"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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