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butter
Batman Begins / WB logo
on Oct 29, 2005 at 8:24:59 pm

I need to create something close to the WB/Batman Begins logo open. It is a WB logo and then all these small bats start to fly at screen and the logo fades away (made up from all the bats). I was starting to do this by hand, and thought there has to be a better way?

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/guide/hd/batmanbegins.html

thx!


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dommafia
Re: Batman Begins / WB logo
on Oct 30, 2005 at 5:48:05 am

if u take a good look at the scene u can see that the logo doesnt actualy turn into the bats. The logo fades away in an inward radial leaving the bat footage showing through it.


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butter
Re: Batman Begins / WB logo
on Oct 30, 2005 at 4:15:14 pm

yeah. they did a cheese fade on the logo. Is there a way to do a quick animation (maybe three frames of a bat's or a bee in my case wings flapping) and then multiply it easliy so I can get a swarm? Am I looking into expressions? or is there something a little easier?

th


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Astricii
Re: Batman Begins / WB logo
on Oct 31, 2005 at 12:41:28 am

http://www.trapcode.com
Particular is a good way to make something like this. they have a demo project on their site that creates flocks of birds and the like. Free demo too. Might be what you're lookin for.


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Biggie
Re: Batman Begins / WB logo
on Oct 31, 2005 at 2:01:31 am

Look into Trapcode Particular, it can do swarms/flocks like what you're looking for fairly easily and cheap as well. You can download a trial at http://www.trapcode.com. Hope that helps.


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dommafia
Re: Batman Begins / WB logo
on Nov 1, 2005 at 6:27:35 pm

i think i found a tutorial that will help you with this

http://forums.creativecow.net/cgi-bin/new_read_post.cgi?forumid=2&postid=86...


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butter
Re: Batman Begins / WB logo
on Nov 1, 2005 at 6:29:22 pm

Thanks! I'm checking it now. The Trapcode works great too!


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Dex Craig
Re: Batman Begins / WB logo
on Nov 5, 2005 at 10:01:33 pm

Particle Illusion 3 also has a "take color from underlying layer" setting for particles (or something like that). You could build your bats however you were intending to create them (3D?) and then use them as a particle shape in PI. They could take their color from the WB logo layer and then just explode the layer into fluttering bats. There's a Sci-Fi Channel promo where a woman dissolves into a thousand butterflies that I'd bet was done with PI.

Just a thought.

- Dex


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