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Bjoern Dunne
After Effects 3-Point Lighting Plugin
on Jan 12, 2010 at 11:00:48 am

Hello there,

I am looking for a Plugin in AE that will allow me to control lightning in three points, rather than just beginning an end (like in Shake).
Generally, i´m trying to find a nice way to make electrical arcs.
Anybody got an idea?

Thanks!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: After Effects 3-Point Lighting Plugin
on Jan 12, 2010 at 4:33:57 pm

Check out AE's Advanced Lightning effect. It will let you use an alpha channel on another layer to more or less guide the path of the lightning. It's tricky to use.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Bjoern Dunne
Re: After Effects 3-Point Lighting Plugin
on Jan 12, 2010 at 4:50:17 pm

Hey there,

thanks for the reply.
I´ve tried that before, but the results are kind of unflexible =(

cheers,

björn



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Dave LaRonde
Re: After Effects 3-Point Lighting Plugin
on Jan 12, 2010 at 4:54:13 pm

You mean you've never tried to animate an alpha channel in a precomp, and use it in the main comp to control the Advanced Lightning? As I say, it DOES get tricky....

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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