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Compositing: Shockwave and Force Push

Posted: Fri, 27th Jan 2006, 3:28pm

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Oeyvind

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Rating: +16

Tutorial
How to make a shockwave in CompositeLab

First you import the clip you want to add the shockwave-effect to. You place it on the timeline, and do the colour-correction and add contrast and such. (You can of course use a preset)


After you're done with the look of the shot, you copy it.


On the copy of your clip you add the grade-effect called "Waves: circular". Change the Origin, Amplitude, Frequency and Phase options so that they fit your shot the way you want it. (Put the origin-point at the place the shockwave comes from).


Next, you make a rough mask that has the same shape as the waves on the clip. Remember to put the feather-level where it matches the effect. Invert the shape.


Animate the mask so it moves across the screen. (Or whatever fits your shot).


You should now have a pretty cool shockwave in your clip!

Tutorial made by Oeyvind

Last edited Sun, 5th Feb 2006, 8:25pm; edited 1 times in total.

Posted: Fri, 27th Jan 2006, 3:31pm

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Cogz

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Wow, thats really innovative, I never would have thought of this. Really cool stuff, I'll have to try it later for myself smile
Posted: Fri, 27th Jan 2006, 6:19pm

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THIS IS AWSOME! GREAT THINKING +1 from me. biggrin
Posted: Fri, 27th Jan 2006, 7:25pm

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Erfa

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Cool. I would have thought of using the particle engine with the displacement map in some way, but this looks really cool. Have to try it!
Posted: Fri, 27th Jan 2006, 8:09pm

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Oeyvind

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Thanx VERY much, guys! biggrin biggrin biggrin

Erfa: Yeah, I thought about the displacement map, but that's only in VisionLab, and as you can see I don't have that...! But by doing it in CLab, many more people will be able to use the effect. wink

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Posted: Fri, 27th Jan 2006, 8:51pm

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Erfa

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Oeyvind wrote:

Thanx VERY much, guys! biggrin biggrin biggrin

Erfa: Yeah, I thought about the displacement map, but that's only in VisionLab, and as you can see I don't have that...! But by doing it in CLab, many more people will be able to use the effect. wink
Only in VisionLab? I thought it was in the Pro-versions as well. Isn't it? Well, I see you don't have EffectsLab Pro anyway, and CompositeLab Pro doesn't have particles...
Posted: Fri, 27th Jan 2006, 9:07pm

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irishcult

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That is probly the most simple thing i have ever seen and i would have never thought about that. GReat job +1!

Nice
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Posted: Fri, 27th Jan 2006, 11:29pm

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Nice idea, this opens up more ideas. +1
Posted: Sat, 28th Jan 2006, 11:06am

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Vault FX

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WOW that is a really good tutorial smile really helpful and like serpent said opens up more ideas smile +1

WELL DONE

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Posted: Fri, 8th Dec 2006, 6:43am

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hippa03

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That was great Oeyvind. Can you please suggest to me on how to change the effect of Shockwave to another one maybe some sort of blue to violet light. I tried but couldn't obtain good results.
Posted: Sun, 8th Apr 2007, 3:25am

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PillowBruise

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That is amazing! I will try it with my demo, then when I get the full version of composite, or vision, I will defidently be using this effect for force push and what not.
Posted: Tue, 12th Jun 2007, 4:48pm

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SlickV19

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You can also do this with effectslab pretty easily too, y'know. I've done it myself using your tutorial. +1 for you, though. nice tutorial.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 2:14am

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Mumblefilms

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Duhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was wondering how to do that forever! It's so simple yet so effective. wink
Posted: Sat, 25th Aug 2007, 9:13am

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Link123456

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Aww, man that looks good! +1
Posted: Tue, 10th Jun 2008, 3:06pm

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May the Force be with you

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Simple yet effective. I always got close to achieving that effect, but never thought of cloning and masking the video. Strange. Oh well...