Can anyone show me a plugin that can animate the background smoky frost effect you see behind the icebergs
check out this pic for a snap shot.. not the glaciers just the smokiness around. I know there are particle effects but those make the smoke go from one spot to another ( like smoke coming from a chimney ) I want the effect im looking for to stay in one spot and just kinda move around the icebergs because thats where the coldness is coming from..
Thanks in advance
PS I tried to get Delirium smoke but the plugin trial didnt come with smoke plugin yet it was in the pdf instruction manual
try fractal noise, animating the offset so it moves slightly upwards (or maybe downwards, since it's cold air) and animating the evolutions. try a few different 'fractal types' and play with parameters like scale, complexity, contrast and brightness to get the smokey look your after.
you can use feathered masks or soft track mattes to 'crop' the noise to the areas you want around the ice...
I would definitely recommend Trapcode's Particular.
You can use things under the Physics drop down to animate your 'frosty smoke' in a more natural way. The turbulence field, for example, can alter the position of the particles based on a fractal noise function. There are also 'spin' properties that you might find useful.
Darby Edelen Designer Left Coast Digital Santa Cruz, CA