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Luc TrombiniDramatic fight animation background
by on Sep 26, 2012 at 11:45:47 am

Hi there,
first time asking for help here, but long time reader !

My client requested some manga-styled graphics for a visual show. We're talking here of visuals that will go on the screen while he's playing music to the crowd.

My problem is to re-create the background artists are using during a fight scene in a manga.
Here's a ridiculous, but on point example :





What I want to achieve is this exact background animation we can see during the first seconds of the video.
I tried to use particle world, but I just couldnt reach a cool looking result..I even started photoshop to play with the fiber effect but there's no way.

I know these background are usual hand draw, but i'm sure there's a way to make it look close to the original in After Effects.

Thanks a lot,
best regards,
Luc.


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Joseph W. BourkeRe: Dramatic fight animation background
by on Sep 26, 2012 at 11:55:22 am

I would just use a noise background, with the noise stretched on the x or y axis, depending on which angle you want, then animate it in the direction you want, add Colorama in the color scheme of your choice, and tweak until you like it. You might also want to use a Scatter plugin to give it a bit of the hand drawn look.

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


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Luc TrombiniRe: Dramatic fight animation background
by on Sep 26, 2012 at 12:35:49 pm

Hi Joseph,

Looks like your tip was right on point !
Thanks for your really fast answer, really appreciate it.
Have a good day,
regards,

Luc.

I'll descrbive what i've done if anyone would need this one day :

Create new comp
Create a solid
add Turbulence noise effect and play with the settings
create a 4 point solid.
set the gradient-colored solid to a "soft light" in "mode"

I then stretched the turbulence noise sold on the Y axis.
With CC repetile i extended my layer down.

Then I animated the turbulence noise solid on the Y axis
add some motion blur and your done.

result :
http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2012/39/1348662924-sans-titre.png


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Joseph W. BourkeRe: Dramatic fight animation background
by on Sep 26, 2012 at 1:46:33 pm

I'm glad it worked, Luc - one thing to bear in mind, and it might not matter, since Manga stuff cuts so fast, is that Turbulence noise doesn't have looping capability, unless they've added that to CS6.

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


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