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 Post subject: smoke within afx
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:44 pm 
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hi guys, I made this quite cool effect once in afx at my old job, where I had the grim reaper burst into smoke, which started in exactly his shape then dissolved. I ran this backwards so he appeared to be 'born out of smoke'!! (VERY evocative). But for the life of me (nappy brain) I cant remember how I did it! I am ok making smoke from particle playground, and if worst comes to worst I'll do something to my evil bee and then have a puff of smoke appear over the top, but if anyone can think of how I may have got that effect last time I'd appreciate it! I know I did have the GrimReaper layer in afx twice, once as smoke and once overlayed as the real animation which faded in on top, but still the smoke definatley was in the form of the char, not just random smoke! I'd attach the movie of the original but I dont have the renders on the GIANT movie file, so here are some stills. cheers


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 Post subject: Re: smoke within afx
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:07 pm 
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Hmm...sounds like you need to use the alpha of the grim reaper as a stencil on your smoke layer. Let me go have a play on afx...


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 Post subject: Re: smoke within afx
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:12 pm 
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cheers, PS I should say that this time I am aiming to have an evil bee who is furious, dissapear in a flash and puff of smoke, so slightly different to last time...but liked the idea of him dissolving into smoke which then dissapates...


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