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shoutaway
10-28-2002, 04:26 PM
Hi all
I've been trying to make a text effect which turns into smoke and disapear.

First of all I used old particle animation while ago (extremely basic particle effect made on 3dsmax) for displacement map to distort the text. I then use fast blur, scatter effect later on.

It looks kinda alright. (I don't have the file here. So I can't show you right now but might upload it when I'm back home.)

I saw couple of tutorials on the net but they seem to need 3rd party plugins.

Anyone has got good idea or suggestion ?

thanks

shoutaway

shoutaway
10-29-2002, 09:41 PM
Here's small test file.
+Click here to view+ (http://www.shoutaway.com/test/text2smoke.avi)

cheers

fxgogo
10-29-2002, 09:59 PM
not bad mister. Like the last part the best. There is a bit of jittery motion, other than that great

shoutaway
10-30-2002, 12:00 AM
Thx man
Here's my second try.

It's kinda very tricky...probably need some more time..
+++Click here+++ (http://www.shoutaway.com/test/smoke1.avi)



:thumbsup:

derErschaffer
10-30-2002, 01:40 PM
looks cool...i will try to do an effect like that...if i at home....

shoutaway
10-30-2002, 02:04 PM
cheers.
fxgogo just suggested '3dsmax' to do similar effect. I am actually playing around with PArray now...damn slow though.

I'd better give it a try at home tonight.

It seems that it always need lots of tweaking...




:rolleyes:

derErschaffer
10-30-2002, 07:08 PM
so....thats it...but its another kind of smoking text....;)

size is 40 KB

http://www.cyberfuture.at/erschaffer/smoke.avi

and made without 3rd plugins in AE..

shoutaway
10-30-2002, 07:37 PM
looks good, derErschaffer
looks more like cigarette smoke but it's cool.

Did you actually use the text as a parent object of smoke? Or use separate particle smoke to wipe out the text?



p.s.
I didn't use 3rd party plugin either.:thumbsup:

SheepFactory
10-30-2002, 08:28 PM
Hey Shoutaway , how did you do your second one?

looks very nice! :thumbsup:

shoutaway
10-30-2002, 08:56 PM
Thx

I used the same particle animation(the one that I used for the first one) as a displacement map. This time re-scaled the particle animation and did time-remap. I think that makes big difference between 1st one and 2nd one.

Btw my particle anim for the displacement map is just simple particle effect(looks like 2d..more like pixelated gif animation..ha ha) based on loads of small square blocks.

and added some blur and bezier warp for smooth distortion. I think that was it. Oops.. blur and bezier warp were for the text not the particle.



cheers:airguitar

SheepFactory
10-30-2002, 08:58 PM
Thanks ,

trying it now :beer:

KOryH
10-30-2002, 09:32 PM
Try Duplicating the comp a couple of times and offsetting them a few frames. I think this will ad some nice demention to the effect. you can also change the color a bit to add even more coolness.

Looks good.

derErschaffer
10-31-2002, 07:52 AM
i used 2 layers....one layer the text which have an liniear dissolve...one layer for the particles...

shoutaway
10-31-2002, 10:39 PM
Ok. cool
:wavey:

Gpin
11-02-2002, 09:37 AM
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=26849

shoutaway
11-02-2002, 11:10 AM
Hi Gpin. I can't seem to access your links.
It says your briefcase is empty and second one is broken link.


MOVIE - Empty?

http://ca.briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/gpinner001/lst?&.dir=/Smoke+Example&.src=bc&.view=l


AE 5.5 PB FILE - Broken?
http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/ba020b49/bc/Smoke+Example/gpinSMOKEtest0.aep?bcwvzw9AljVnYL4o

:hmm:

Gpin
11-02-2002, 07:43 PM
MOVIE

http://www.streamload.com/Download/AccessNodesPolicies.asp?nodeID=634663089&tab=inbox


AE

http://www.streamload.com/Download/AccessNodesPolicies.asp?nodeID=634662887&tab=inbox


http://www.streamload.com/



Does anyone know a good free web storage site ?
I'm about to setup an ftp, but right now this is my only option.

shoutaway
11-02-2002, 09:28 PM
again..it say 'you cannot access this content'.

If you need free hosting service then

http://www.hostultra.com/ <-- check this link out

cheers

Gpin
11-03-2002, 12:14 AM
It's really pissing me off......3 years ago.....there was tons of free file sharing systems.....now it's getting tough to find.....
I guess they have to make money in a way or anoher....

Thx for the link....I'll use that.

Gpin
11-03-2002, 12:23 AM
http://www.hostultra.com/~gpinner001/smoke/Smoke%20AE.zip

Gpin
11-03-2002, 12:29 AM
http://www.hostultra.com/~gpinner001/smoke/Smoke%20AE.zip

Gpin
11-03-2002, 12:33 AM
Everything is screwed !

ANYWAY > THIS WORKS !!!

http://www.hostultra.com/~gpinner001/index.html


I had to create a index file......most of the free online storage don't allow anymore directory listing....

DEMO MAN-14
11-03-2002, 01:29 AM
is it true ?

shoutaway
11-03-2002, 02:18 AM
Cool. Gpin. now you link works fine.
Btw thx for that :beer:

Gpin
11-03-2002, 04:20 AM
http://www.hostultra.com/~gpinner001/smoke/Smoke%20AE.zip

its837
11-03-2002, 09:26 PM
just an opinion but if you can get your hands on some stock footage you will get alot nicer look

the ones poster look to much like blur and ripple or whatever
i think it would look alot nicer if it started smokeing on the top and then smoked away instead of the whole thing just blurring out

to shoot stock footage of smoke use a black background for keying

it will look much more proffeconal in my opinion
sorry i don't have time to post an example
maybe next week

keep it ups

shoutaway
11-04-2002, 09:33 PM
thx for the tip, its837
when I get more experimental stuff I'll upload them soon

cheers

Gpin
11-04-2002, 10:39 PM
Check my post there to read similar comments
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=26849

derErschaffer
11-05-2002, 11:56 PM
your one looks cool Gpin...

i tried a second one...
about 77 KB
http://www.cyberfuture.at/erschaffer/smoke2.avi

shoutaway
11-06-2002, 12:09 AM
Looks good. it would have been much nicer if it's more random movement.

:buttrock:

JeremyW
11-06-2002, 03:46 AM
I realize you are wanting to do it without 3rd party plugs (not sure why), but I thought I'd share this:
http://www.jeremyw.com/C4D_Stuff/LogoBlow/index.html

HTH

derErschaffer
11-06-2002, 10:28 PM
cool examples for C4D :thumbsup: ...but its dont smoke...:) but its impressive...

thats a new version
about 167KB zipped
http://www.cyberfuture.at/erschaffer/smoke2.zip

Gpin
11-08-2002, 07:57 AM
Looks like the one I did, I think it's gonna be hard to beat using only AE. I'm sure if you (we) had few more layers we can get a better results. But if we really want to achieve photorealistic smoke, we will have to go with 3d particles or comping the text with real smoke plates.

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