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flies yes flies

Posted: Wed, 21st Mar 2007, 10:15pm

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Lior

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Hello all. I was wondering if somebody can make a preset of lots of flies flying around like a plague of locus. I am working on making a 3d effect that does that but it seems like more work then i expected and I am not getting any real results. I know it probably can be done through the particle engine. I have tried and can't do it. please help if you can. Id like to say thank you in advance for all help provided.
Posted: Thu, 22nd Mar 2007, 3:49am

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King of Blades

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Lior wrote:

like a plague of locus.
Well, dunno what you mean by 'locus', but perhaps something about the plague of the locust.

hm.... I'll work on this one.
Posted: Thu, 22nd Mar 2007, 4:08am

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Lior

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Thanks. I have been trying to do this with Maya particles but came to nothing. thak you for working on this it is much apreciated.
Posted: Mon, 26th Mar 2007, 6:37pm

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Penguin

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Catch a lot of flies, put them in a jar, and release them in front of a greenscreen.
Posted: Mon, 26th Mar 2007, 6:53pm

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Tried making you a preset, but the flies were a bit... demented. Do what Darth Penguin said.

Darth Penguin wrote:

Catch a lot of flies, put them in a jar, and release them in front of a greenscreen.


You can simply catch a couple of flies, and then copy-past the layer many times, so it looks like a sworm. Just an idea...
Posted: Tue, 27th Mar 2007, 12:02pm

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Lior

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lol I have tried even that. It is impossible to key them out. I came close with Serious magic ultra but still it looked like moving multi colored smoke. I guess ill try harder on maya or vision lab's particle system. Thanks for all replies.
Posted: Fri, 6th Apr 2007, 4:17pm

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jgtrox2

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the reason you cant key them out is probley because they just look like little specs on the camera. If you catch a horse fly and put it in some type of clear bottle or somthing with a green screen behind him. Or just get the camera zoomed in real close
Posted: Fri, 6th Apr 2007, 6:56pm

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Videoace123

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this is a present i could do... Ill get on it right away!

Videoace
Posted: Fri, 6th Apr 2007, 7:48pm

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Lior

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Thank you so so much. Definitly you made my day.
Posted: Sat, 7th Apr 2007, 9:20am

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Ste

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This effect is achievable in After Effects with trapcode

Hope that helps!
Posted: Sat, 7th Apr 2007, 4:45pm

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Lior

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I wish i can afford it. I already spent over 30,000 bux on the production. I have hardly any money to throw even thogh it's an awesome investment. I saw the works of it. It still isint exactly 3d. It looks much 2d even if i were to turn it to 3d on AE. I need also to learn how to use it. This will take some time. The insurence is what really broke me. Thank you thogh it truley is a awesome product.