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Anyone want to make a sonic boom/ripple effect?

Posted: Fri, 18th May 2007, 9:42am

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FilmClub

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Hi I run a film making club and we recently bought effects lab and compostie lab.

We have shot a film with a full size dalek, in the finale it is destroyed by 'waves' of sound from a sound system that surounds it, we want to film the shot from above (it's in a very large school hall) and have a shock wave ripple effect come out from where the dalek was and fiil the hall as it slowly dissepates.

also what the ripples to come out of the speakers and into the dalek 1st.
Anyone able to help?
Posted: Fri, 18th May 2007, 9:44am

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Simon K Jones

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Try creating ripple movements first, either with the optic engine or the particle engine. Once you've got the movement right, apply a displacement map filter to the effect. This will then cause it to displace the live action clip, making it look like a 'ripple'.
Posted: Fri, 18th May 2007, 11:54am

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Jabooza

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I made an ok preset like this a while ago, you can find it here.
Posted: Fri, 18th May 2007, 11:31pm

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Snook360

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There are a few ways to achieve this:

1) Use an old AlamDV2 plugin.

Here some that might be useful:

http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/info_cache/plugin817.html
http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/info_cache/plugin67.html
http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/info_cache/plugin1275.html
http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/info_cache/plugin1261.html
http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/info_cache/plugin1025.html
http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/info_cache/plugin308.html


There are two ways you can convert the plugins. You can use Oeyvind's tutorial on how to convert AlamDv2 plugins with Effects Lab.

http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=22496

You can also use Hendo's software to convert the plugins into Quick Time (.mov) Files.

http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21207


2) You can use Oeyvind's tutorial on making shock wave effects.


http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=22220


Hope this helps!
Posted: Sun, 20th May 2007, 2:05pm

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FilmClub

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Thanks peeps,

Wow this place is great, loads of help, it's really appreciated, many thanks, as soon as we finish the film I'll find a way of uploading it for your reviews.
Posted: Tue, 22nd May 2007, 8:33pm

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Nutbar

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http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=22220&highlight=force+choke any good for what you're after?

EDIT: Ok, its been posted, didn't notice that.