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Alison Francisanimating warm air from a hand dryer or overhead door heater
by on Jan 12, 2017 at 8:51:57 pm

Hi all, I'm trying to animate air flow coming from an overhead door heater seen in commercial buildings so that it blows hot or cold air . I just wanted to know what was the best technique to use. So far I was experimenting with the effect fractal noise and using the offsett turbulence and an expression to give me some movement it's not quite the effect im looking for. I've also tried using the raindrops effect too but it ends up looking like a waterfall.. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance 😊


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Daniel WaldronRe: animating warm air from a hand dryer or overhead door heater
by on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:03:01 pm

What look are you going for? Is it supposed to be realistic or more of a motion graphic?


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Alison FrancisRe: animating warm air from a hand dryer or overhead door heater
by on Jan 12, 2017 at 11:31:42 pm

It's more of a motion graphic for a vector diagram.


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Frank FeijenRe: animating warm air from a hand dryer or overhead door heater
by on Jan 12, 2017 at 10:46:54 pm

Maybe emit a stream of particles, and use that as your displacement map. This way you cice some flow and direction to your dedormation. (you might even try a bit of CC glass)


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Alison FrancisRe: animating warm air from a hand dryer or overhead door heater
by on Jan 12, 2017 at 11:35:53 pm

Thanks for your suggestion, although I get the basics, I'm still a beginner using after effects. I haven't used particles before. What I have done is imported by vector layers in and I was playing around with the "air" layer using the effects and then alpha matte it. Perhaps I could upload or send u my file so that you can see what I'm trying to achieve?


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Joseph W. BourkeRe: animating warm air from a hand dryer or overhead door heater
by on Jan 13, 2017 at 3:51:35 am

Alison -

I think this script will make your job considerably easier:

http://aescripts.com/easy-arrows/

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


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Alison FrancisRe: animating warm air from a hand dryer or overhead door heater
by on Jan 13, 2017 at 9:19:54 am

Thanks so much this is definitely a better option for me 👍


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