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harry potter

Posted: Fri, 10th Aug 2007, 12:56am

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Black Ink Productions

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i just saw the new harry potter movie and i would like to now how to make that magic thing that looks like lighting but it has a lot of particles
Posted: Sun, 12th Aug 2007, 4:17pm

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The Duelist

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Show me a picture, describe the motion, and I'll see what I can do.
Posted: Sun, 21st Oct 2007, 1:20am

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Dead Iris

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I think he/she means this:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=a6UABZA9ZpA

00:45 - 1:05
Posted: Tue, 23rd Oct 2007, 7:31pm

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Mandalorian

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If that's what you mean, then you could use After Effects with some plugins.

Look at Ryan Wiebers website, he has a method for it.

http://www.ryan-w.com/ryan-w/index.html

Look in personal projects.

Also, if you have any experience in a 3d package such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, or anything of the like, you could probably do it in there with a particle engine and a textured object.
Posted: Sat, 5th Jan 2008, 9:01pm

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VRBstudios

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I managed to do it with after effects using techniques that can be applied to visionlab. heres the link to my video-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lgdi21RBNM
Posted: Sun, 6th Jan 2008, 1:48am

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Mandalorian

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That's cool. Would you mind doing it in Visionlab and explaining how you did it?
Posted: Sun, 20th Jan 2008, 5:16pm

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VRBstudios

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i dont have visionlab, but i have used the demo before and i own effectslab pro and complab lite.

Idk how the lightning engine works in vision lab(i used after effects cs3 proffesional)

so first add the lightning bolts. The next step is to add lens flares and make them flicker using the brightness. Third you add the sparks in the middle(i made a preset right here)- http://fxhome.com/presets/view/1837/da-sparks
the tricky part is to animate and adjust the sparks so that they fade out just before they reach the area whey you them to look like they land. and the last part where the sparks hit the ground i got the idea from here,
http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials.html?id=35
only instead of using the in spatters, i used PAINT(the program) filled the background with black, and with the air brush i sprayed white dots across the black.