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Dan DonaldsonProjector Light and Gate Weaving Effect
by on Feb 8, 2011 at 7:38:53 pm

Hello. I am trying to make a projector light. I was figuring of using a spot light and pulling it away from the wall so that it gave me the circle that I wanted. Am I heading in the right direction? Also, I wanted to add a gate weaving effect like the one showing here.

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup/arts-and-entertainment/visual-art/7...

Any suggestions?


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Walter SoykaRe: Projector Light and Gate Weaving Effect
by on Feb 8, 2011 at 7:46:04 pm

[Dan Donaldson] "Hello. I am trying to make a projector light. I was figuring of using a spot light and pulling it away from the wall so that it gave me the circle that I wanted. Am I heading in the right direction?"

Yup. And you can use the light transmission property of 3D layers to shine lights through them (like a projector shining light through film) to make an image:

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/Projection_tut.php


[Dan Donaldson] "Also, I wanted to add a gate weaving effect like the one showing here."

There are quite a few ways to accomplish that effect, but I'd start with wiggling [link] a layer's position.

Walter Soyka
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Walter SoykaRe: Projector Light and Gate Weaving Effect
by on Feb 8, 2011 at 7:51:40 pm

[Dan Donaldson] "Also, I wanted to add a gate weaving effect like the one showing here."

I oversimplified in my last response; wiggling position will only get you part of the way there. I'd wiggle the image's horizontal position, and wiggle the vertical position of an offset effect [link].

Or better still, follow the link from the doc's comments to Lloyd Alvarez's expressions for imitating a film project [link].

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
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Dan DonaldsonRe: Projector Light and Gate Weaving Effect
by on Feb 9, 2011 at 4:42:22 am

Thanks a lot for the advice.


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