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Julian06
Snow on letters
on Dec 3, 2006 at 7:04:39 am

Hi

Let's say i have a 3d text.Is there any way i can let snow falling on just of the top of each letter?
here is an example in 2d.http://www.digitalanimators.com/2002/12_dec/tutorials/aesnow2.htm

I would like the whole thing in 3d.Any ways with Invig.or Pro Animator?
In the animation the 3d text will be seen from the side view and from above.


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Jon Okerstrom
Re: Snow on letters
on Dec 3, 2006 at 1:47:41 pm

Hi Julian,

In an ideal world, you would want a 3D particle system that lives in the same 3D space where Invigorator operates. Trapcode Particular is a 3D particle system but lives in After Effects 3D space, so it doesn't consider the geometry inside Invigorator. Particle Playground would have the same limitations, as would the 2D snow effect from DigiEffects.

You could use layermaps to simulate the accumulation of snow particles on the top edge of the letters - it would let you do a color change and simulate accumulation via bump mapping, but you wouldn't really get any depth of snow.

Sorry I can't be of more help. so far as I can tell, there's no one easy solution.

Jon



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Julian06
Re: Snow on letters
on Dec 4, 2006 at 6:36:47 pm

Hi

Thanks Jon
It's probably a task for a real 3d app.


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Matt Rhodes
Re: Snow on letters
on Dec 5, 2006 at 2:51:45 am

Ouch. :)

Matt Rhodes
Zaxwerks, Inc.


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Jon Okerstrom
Re: Snow on letters
on Dec 5, 2006 at 2:11:15 pm

I'm glad you included the :) with your comment, Matt.

My hope is that Julian 006 wasn't trying to be nasty. I have a couple of what I assume he means by "real" 3D apps. I choose ProAnimator or Invigorator more often than not because their feature sets match what I do and I finish my work a lot more quickly.

As always, it's a question of choosing the right tool for the job.

Jon



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Julian06
Re: Snow on letters
on Dec 5, 2006 at 4:48:59 pm

[Jon Okerstrom] "My hope is that Julian 006 wasn't trying to be nasty."

not at all!!!!



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Matt Rhodes
Re: Snow on letters
on Dec 5, 2006 at 6:26:13 pm

Yes, I was making a joke.

Particles? Some day... some day...

m


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