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Rain and Fog

Posted: Sun, 23rd Jan 2005, 6:33pm

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digitalshadowfilms

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Hello all
I am new to the board as I have just recently found out about AlamDV, what an awsome easy to use programe, a bit pricey for only being overlay effects but with AlamDV3 out soon and the new partical engine I'm sure it will be way worth it.

Ok so first off hows everybody doing? There some really great films in the cinema, I was blown away to find out that so many people were producing such awsome films with no budget.

So on to my plugin request, I am working on a film where I need to suppliment some natural practical effects. in some shots the rain did not pick up very well and i wanted to add some fog in the shots as well.

I know there are some rain and fog plugin's already but none however seem to be overly realistic or the resolution is way to low, now I havent opened up the plugin maker yet so I'm not sure as to what goes into making an AlamDV plugin but here is my request...

I need a rain plugin that is subtile and that can be manipulated with a transparency slider, I also need a fog effect which (and I dont know if it is possible) that has a mix of light highlights as well as a grey to dark grey tint, and also with a transparancy slider. Last but not least I am working in Full DV so I need them to be full frame high resolution plugins.

The rain plugin is really the most important to help make shots match a bit better and the fog is wanted to help add some atmosphear to the scene.

Any help at all would be much appreciated and thank you in advance.

Jason Morris
Digital Shadow Films

www.millennium-apocalypse.digitalshadowfilms.com
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jan 2005, 8:10pm

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Joshwa

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Nothing to do with your request, but I just noticed they aren't actually accepting new plugins because AlamDV3 is so near
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jan 2005, 8:27pm

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Lord Soth

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I looked at your internet site, and how did you make the cound down? Could you just write the code you used here? Please!
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jan 2005, 9:08pm

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TimmyD

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Um, right click>view source.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jan 2005, 9:17pm

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Lord Soth

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hmmm.... ''Right click disabled''

What? Seems like you have to write the code:D
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jan 2005, 9:28pm

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Joshwa

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If your using IE (dunno if its the same with any other browers) click on view on the top toolbar, then click on source
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jan 2005, 11:55pm

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digitalshadowfilms

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timmyd wrote:

Um, right click>view source.
If you cant view source Ill post it here in a bit, i have to remember where i found it. It may have been from my server but im not sure.

Welp, I guess this post isnt going to be as helpfull as i thought. But ah...if there is anyone out there that can help out please let me know.

-J
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 5:38am

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JoelM

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Here's a sample video of a fog plugin I made. The plugin has 15 still fog variations which each last 6 sec. They just have to be stretched horizontally, then have the left side at the begining of your scene, and the right side at the end of your scene, and it will animate itself.

Copy and paste this layer at the begining of your scene, and choose a different fog variation. This time have the right side at the begining of your scene, and the left at the end. This will give the feeling that the fog is everywhere by going different directions and looks really cool.

This is 100% loopable because you can't tell when the fog turns into another variation or just starts over again, and you can adjust how fast the fog moves and how transparent it is.

If you like it, I can probably send it to you via yahoo or hotmail. biggrin

Fog Plugin Sample Video
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 7:54am

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digitalshadowfilms

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surprised

Looks pretty good, hard to tell if it is going to mesh with my shots but hey only one way to find out huh! Please send it my way I would love to try it out. and thanks for the effort!

-J

dsfilms@sbcglobal.net
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 8:30am

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Rawree

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You could check out www.detonationfilms.com for some free weather stock footage and maybe use some of the smoke stuff as fog.
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 4:58pm

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digitalshadowfilms

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the server seems really slow so ill check it out later, i have to get going to work at the moment but thanks.

-J