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FXhome video gleam effect

Posted: Fri, 7th Sep 2007, 3:30am

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Darth Stazz the Powerful

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would anyone be able to make that blue gleam effect that is shown in the video on fxhome.com's home page. here's the picture:

Posted: Fri, 7th Sep 2007, 4:17pm

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Link123456

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I wondered that myself.

I think it's either particles coupled with something else or an AlamDV2 pkugin.
Posted: Fri, 7th Sep 2007, 8:17pm

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Movie_Manic

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I am not sure, but it looks like it might be a muzzle flash coupled with an optics.
Posted: Mon, 17th Sep 2007, 7:50pm

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Mandalorian

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It looks like it uses the gleam effect, but on what I can't tell. I doubt particles as they move, but it might be a still image. How the Gleam would affect only a small area I have no idea. One thing's for sure, this would be a great effect for streetlights.
Posted: Tue, 18th Sep 2007, 1:11am

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Its listed as a particle effect on the Visionlab product page. The speed on the particles here would have to be set to nil, as they aren't actually moving out from the center of the effect. Then there seems to be a radial blur applied to the particles, to stretch them out, away from the emitter.

Clearly there is an optic effect as well, and the animation on the vertical line helps add a sense of depth to the effect. I think for the composite they used Glow, rather than Gleam, set to a rich blue color. Typically with gleam you get harder edges, but perhaps they actually used a gleam filter, rather than a radial blur.

Might I also point out that the brilliant use of interactive lighting on the face and arm of the character add immensely to the coolness of this shot. The lighting is such a major part of the composite here that it really should be considered an integral part of the effect.
Posted: Tue, 18th Sep 2007, 6:51pm

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Mandalorian

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Thanks for that explanation. It helps a lot. As for the Glow, it really does help sell the effect and it great. Personally, I would have like more substance at the core of the effect, but that's just me. Other than that, I think it's great. Nice job whoever pulled this off. biggrin
Posted: Tue, 18th Dec 2007, 7:22pm

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ArielKing

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you need some preset i think....