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Making a cloud

Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2009, 4:03am

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castek

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crazy Hey Guys! i want to make a cloud and all but when ever i try to i cant get the particles to stop moving, or at least stop moving so fast. How can i adjust the speed of them? Please help! thanks! tard
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2009, 4:07am

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Axeman

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Are you familiar with the speed gradient in the particle controls? If not, you may want to watch the particle effect tutorial, especially the section on particle properties.

Basically, you want to set the speed at the beginning of the graph to the lowest possible setting.
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2009, 4:28am

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castek

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Ok thank you very much that worked!
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2009, 6:49am

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Moonloon1

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If you had VisionLab or CompositeLab you could film a real cloud and chroma key out the blue sky. Then you could size it, clone it, flip it, have it move whatever into your scene. just a thought. Thats why I upgraded to VisionLab so I could do all of it without having to import to EffectsLab then import to CompositeLab too much loss of quality.
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2009, 6:52am

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Axeman

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For those who don't have VisionLab, there are several codecs that can be used to prevent quality loss, Uncompressed of course being the best. But there are lossless codecs such as the Quicktime Animation codec that still provide some reduction in file size.

If you have the capabilities, comping in a real cloud is an excellent option though, as you say.