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Robert Paynter
hot tub effect
on Feb 18, 2010 at 11:23:08 pm

I need to create the effect of a jacuzzi hot tub. Jets, bubbles etc, for an overhead shot of a tub. Any suggestions or tutorials?


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Scott Morrison
Re: hot tub effect
on Feb 19, 2010 at 1:17:28 am

Lynda.com has some great tutorials on creating bubbles. In the DVD "After Effects, Beyond the Basics" they show how to make convincing bubbles using particles. As to the water portion, browse through the videocopilot.net tutorials.

Best of luck!


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Matthew Woods
Re: hot tub effect
on Feb 19, 2010 at 10:06:29 pm

You can monkey around with particles for a long time, but unless you really need super control over the bubble animation, I find it faster and easier to go with footage for something like this. I usually think the real thing looks much better than anything computer generated. If you don't have access to a jacuzzi and an HD camera to shoot it yourself, there are a number of stock houses out there that have texture shots like this. I have recently become addicted to Pond5.com. They have a lot of HD clips like this for very reasonable prices, and have free watermarked place holders for rough edits. This clip is $20: http://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/98309/bubbles.html With some color correcting, and blend modes (if you need something beneath the water) it might work well for you.



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Robert Paynter
Re: hot tub effect
on Feb 19, 2010 at 10:27:23 pm

Thanks for the tips. Real footage would have been nice. I was on a quick turn around. A picture of hot tub water with some turbulent displacement and some particular steam did the trick.

Again thanks for the responses.


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