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Matthew Ingram
How to do this?
on Nov 19, 2009 at 7:35:26 pm



I'm working on a shot like this for a client. I suggested they provide vector artwork and I manually orient the elements (dots) which make up the image along the z-depth. I'm not shy of hard work! Then obviously I would pull the camera into the array of dots.....

However, After Effects has choked on the 5990 (I kid you not) layers. Is there a sensible work-around or (blushes) a plug-in that will enable me to achieve this effect?

Your input greatly appreciated.



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Walter Soyka
Re: How to do this?
on Nov 19, 2009 at 7:49:08 pm

I'd use a particle system -- you might try Trapcode Particular or Form.

Walter Soyka, Principal
Keen Live, Inc.
Presentation, Motion Graphics & Widescreen Design
RenderBreak: A Blog on Innovation in Production



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Matthew Ingram
Re: How to do this?
on Nov 19, 2009 at 7:54:01 pm

thanks walter. i have licenses of both but tend to use maya for my particles.

anyone fancy giving me a pointer or two before i RTFM?



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Walter Soyka
Re: How to do this?
on Nov 19, 2009 at 8:35:14 pm

Check out Aharon Rabinowitz\'s tutorial on Text to Sand. You could adapt this, with larger particles, and moving in the Z-axis.

http://mobi.creativecow.net/article/rabinowitz_aharon/red_giant_sand_transi...

Walter Soyka, Principal
Keen Live, Inc.
Presentation, Motion Graphics & Widescreen Design
RenderBreak: A Blog on Innovation in Production



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Matthew Ingram
Re: How to do this?
on Nov 19, 2009 at 9:05:11 pm

brilliant! yes that's the ticket. many thanks.



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