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Recreating The Warner Bros. Logo Wave Effect [ANSWER]

Posted: Wed, 27th Sep 2006, 12:59am

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Harvey

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Hey everyone,

I'm trying to recreate the wave effect used in the Warner Bros. logo and am having a difficult time with it. I've been toying with the wave filters in CompositeLab but can't seem to get it to look right. So my question here is, can anyone see a way to create this effect with CompositeLab that I am just overlooking or haven't thought of?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Posted: Wed, 27th Sep 2006, 3:03am

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Axeman

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If you could get footage of a swimming pool, or even your bathtub, with the water moving about a bit, you could use a displacement map to distort the footage based on that.
Posted: Wed, 27th Sep 2006, 3:11am

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Harvey

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Would the footage be used in the final shot or just as a guide? Like would I actually need the footage of a bathtub or swimming pool to import into CompositeLab or would I just need to see how it reacts and tweak settings off of that?
Posted: Wed, 27th Sep 2006, 4:42am

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No, you would use the actual footage. Shoot a clip of just the water moving from overhead, add that layer above your logo or whatever, then apply a Displacement Map composite to the water footage. the actual footage will disappear, and it will distort the lower layer based on the movement of the top clip, with the water.
Posted: Wed, 27th Sep 2006, 7:33pm

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Harvey

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Alright, I think I've got it now. Thanks, Axeman. smile
Posted: Wed, 11th Oct 2006, 5:20pm

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Zero767

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That sounds like a pretty good solution. I will presonnaly try it when I get home.

Nice tip.
Posted: Thu, 12th Oct 2006, 5:41pm

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Dancamfx

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I was searching WB logos and I got this! LOL