Fog effect behind objects!
by Elliot Beach on May 31, 2012 at 9:42:39 am
I am very new to Motion and have not really used it at all, only doing a small amount of stabilization and that's it. FCP and color I am more advanced if that helps. I am trying to create a fog effect in one of my shots and need it to appear behind some objects in the foreground [See images bellow].
So I want the fog to be just above the water covering out the buildings and behind the trumpeter, pier and lamppost. One image in the original and the other is just a fog clip pulled over to give a rough idea for you.
I'm sure its possible to do so can anyone give me a rough idea, name or tutorial that could help me with this. Thanks
(I am posting this in Motion/AE forums as well to see which program would work the best)
Re: Fog effect behind objects! by Mark Suszko on May 31, 2012 at 1:56:23 pm
You will need to make a mask around the dock and trumpeter. Then you put the fog in a midle layer of a3-layer "sandwich" of foreground, middle, and background. This can be done in FCP's timeline, or using photoshop. There isn't, AFAIK, a vector masking tool in Motion yet.