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Power Plug in the real world

Posted: Thu, 11th Sep 2008, 11:17pm

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Retromedia

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I just bought power plug after test driving the demo. I'm trying to electrocute a wolf-monster for the SciFi movie DIRE WOLF (www.direwolfmovie.org) and tried to farm the shots out, but after getting a bid of $6000 for 5 cuts decided I would tackle it myself!

So far so good. The plug-in does a nice job, altho I can't figure out how to get the arcs to bend to one side or the other. They always seem to start in one direction no matter what you do.
Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2008, 1:33am

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FXhomer72662

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Couldn't you use the puppet tool in AE to bend the bolt as you need. I use the tool with Motion 3 particles. If I remember Creative Cow has a tutorial on the topic.

By the way, nice footage of your movie. Your VFX look great so far.

Ed Glasheen

www.hvmediasolutions.com
Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2008, 1:54am

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Retromedia

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Thanks -- I might give that a shot.. after watching the tutorial, of course (I'm not extremely well educated on AE stuff!)