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Terry McBeerCreate Spotlights that shine from ceiling with rings on the floor
by on Feb 17, 2013 at 10:49:05 am

I have some footage shot against a green screen and I'd love to fake this effects with multiple instances of dancers popping up under spotlights:


Any tips on how to do this? I've never really done a lot with lights in AE, but I've played around and can't really get the ring on the floor effect.

I get something like this with a little playing:


Any suggestions would really be appreciated!


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Joseph W. BourkeRe: Create Spotlights that shine from ceiling with rings on the floor
by on Feb 17, 2013 at 4:47:38 pm

The only plugin I know of which will add volumetric lights to After Effects is Trapcode Lux, from Red Giant:

http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/products/all/trapcode-lux/

Check out whether it will cast shadows or not - that could be faked in AE using your layer, with Shadow Only turned on with a Drop Shadow applied. There are also a few other plugins which will cast perspective shadows - I think there's one in the CC pack that comes with AE.

Joe Bourke
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Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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