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10-20-2004, 04:01 AM
Trying to save some time, and thought it would be easier to maybe create rain for an animation in afx, it seemed like it was possible, but I can't find anything to aid me in the process, I was wondering if anyone could steer me in the right direction, possibly a tutorial you know of somewhere? I checked the tutorial links at the top of the section, but didn't really find anything that seemed to be of help, although I could have overlooked. I am going for a stormy night lightning and rain, although depending on time, I might only get the rain. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance.
10-21-2004, 12:47 AM
I found a plugin that seems to do what I want it to...Thanks anyway. no biggie.
10-21-2004, 06:19 AM
Hey, im looking for something similar, what plugin did you use?
10-21-2004, 07:13 AM
I still use that old plugin...FE Rain...from Final Effects...works nicely dunno if its still around though?
10-21-2004, 12:33 PM
Hey, I know how to handle it! :) I also needed a rain effect in some 'non-commercial work' (for my just 'regular' high school), and also a teacher of me needed it some time ago (so I had to teach my teacher... :rolleyes: > sounds cool ;) ).
Basicly it was just a matter of being creative with some effects; I used no plugin! A small tut under here (I've no AFX right now, so there could be some little other things than I typed ;) ):
- Start AFX
- Make new comp
- Make solid layer (color doesn't matter)
- Goto 'effects' > Simulation > Particle Playground
- Mess around with the settings till the rain goes down, and it moves with the right speed, and the number of dots is enough, etc, etc. (speed may be quit high!)
- When you're sure the effect is quite good enough for than, goto 'effects' > Blur & Sharpen > Directional Blur
- Also mess some around with the settings (be sure 'direction' is opposite of direction of the particle; this blur simulates the motion blur!)
- Now you can also animate some settings, like direction, speed, transparancity etc etc.
- I said to first completely set up the particle, and then adding the blur; this is because otherwise it'll cost you allot memory and you'll not be able to play reeltime with the settings anymore ;)
- If you have some keyed stuff, you can copy the rain also to the background; now you have 'front' & 'back' rain!
- A good rain-sound-effect makes it even cooler ;)
- Some electricity sparks also makes it cooler :cool:
I really hope you can use this info/ideas...! Please show the final when its finished :)
Greetz & Good Luck,
01-19-2006, 02:00 PM
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