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Posted: Tue, 10th Sep 2002, 10:58pm

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jirwin

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I gotta get this done by tonight because i need it in my portfolio to apply for a job..... I'm trying to finish up this FanFilm movie preview thats going up to theforce.net but there is one (simple?) effect that i can't figure out the best way of doing it....

i need to make an effect of a tv being turned off (you know how when you turn the tv off there is a white light blip that starts out like a subspace explosion then shrinks to nothing in less than a half a second?)

do you have any ideas....they would be greatly appreciated =)
Posted: Tue, 10th Sep 2002, 11:22pm

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Jealous Flesh

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I would use the ALAMLight Source plug in (not the alpha light plug in). Just have the first frame be large enough to engluf the screen, and the last frame be the tiny dot, and ALAM will tween the rest for you. It only lasts 8 frames (give or take), so if you are running at 29 fps, it will last a bare fraction of sec, just what you need.
Posted: Wed, 11th Sep 2002, 6:41am

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b4uask30male

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I would use the tv plug in, add a pinch of bulb, and if you have after effects kicking around, then add the 3 together in after affects and have the picture on the tv shrink in size as you add the bulb.

( did you know it's mainly older tv's that do the dot thing, in fact it a sign of the tube getting old. )
Posted: Wed, 11th Sep 2002, 10:38am

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moebius

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Jealous Flesh's technique appears feasible, but you'd probably have to mask the non-screen edges of the TV.
Posted: Wed, 11th Sep 2002, 1:32pm

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jirwin

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thanks for your ideas....how i ended up doing it was in macromedia flash- you'll see the effect when i post it up here later this week...this trailer is AWESOME lol