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Tommy CharlesHow to acheive this effect?
by on Nov 19, 2012 at 5:31:48 pm

Hey guys, I'm a 3D modeller who recently invested in AI because of a certain plugin that can import 3D .obj files. This opens up a bright new world to me.

I'm getting my head around AE fairly well so far, but I'm stumped on what is probably the easiest thing of all: good fades/transitions.

When it comes to making a good transition between two objects, I, well, suck.

Below is a VERY rough draft of what I'm working on. The opening frames show a 3D model that I created in Zbrush that I'm projecting onto the canvas as a 2D sketch.








I would like to know how to make the 2D sketch get sucked into the lens flair, and not just fade out. Also, how can I make I the canvas fade smoother, and is there any effect that will let me rip it apart as it fades/shrinks? I know about Pixelstorm, but I'm having trouble keyframing effects like those, sadly.

I know I'm knew here, but I promise to pay it forward once I get my head wrapped around all these new concepts.

Thank you so much for any insights!

~Tommy


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Tommy CharlesRe: How to acheive this effect?
by on Nov 19, 2012 at 5:57:03 pm

*sorry about the grammar...I'm running on fumes :P.


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Stephen SmithRe: How to acheive this effect?
by on Nov 20, 2012 at 11:05:03 pm

If you make the lens flare increase in size so it can cover up the image that would help cover up the image more. Take a look at this video I did with Lens Flares to get an idea of what I'm talking about:







Also, if you can afford it, Video Copilot's Optical Flares is awesome!

Hope this is what you are looking for. Best of luck.

Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

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Tommy CharlesRe: How to acheive this effect?
by on Nov 20, 2012 at 11:29:27 pm

Thanks Stephen, I'll try that.

I actually do have most of Andrew's products, as well as a lot of Red Giant tools, and I did use one of his flairs in that shot, it just doesn't show very much. I reworked the shot, and I think I'm using his glorious flairs better now.


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Stephen SmithRe: How to acheive this effect?
by on Nov 20, 2012 at 11:38:37 pm

Sounds good. Let me know if I can do anything else to help. Best of luck.

Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

Check out my Motion Training DVD

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