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Burning Photos Effect?

Postby Hareoic » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:20 pm

I've got this concept planned, and in it, at one point, a bunch of photos fly by. After a while, the area around the center of the photos starts to glow, then a ring or blob of flame (or whatever it is that comes before fire yet still chars stuff) emenates from the center, the photos slowly turning black as the thin line of heat eats away at the color, turning them to ashes.

All I have to actually make this effect is Photoshop and the AMVApp, as I have to put my Movies together in Windows Movie Maker. So... How can I put this together?
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Postby JaddziaDax » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:46 pm

draw it out frame by frame yourself in photoshop?

or seriously consider getting after effects and/or particle illusion?
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Postby Hareoic » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:49 pm

JaddziaDax wrote:draw it out frame by frame yourself in photoshop?

or seriously consider getting after effects and/or particle illusion?
Wait... After Effects isn't a downgraded version of Photoshop?
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Postby Krisqo » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:15 pm

Hareoic wrote:
JaddziaDax wrote:draw it out frame by frame yourself in photoshop?

or seriously consider getting after effects and/or particle illusion?
Wait... After Effects isn't a downgraded version of Photoshop?

:shock:

Not quite.

Photoshop is mostly for creating images using layers and effects. Most of the banners you see on this site might very well be made with Photoshop. It's primary use in the AMV world is rotoscoping or masking,

After Effects can take images and animate them. You can import video clips and add swanky effects or just create complex comps using hundreds or clips, images, text, effects, ect to later import into a program like Premiere.

Needless to say, AE is not a downgraded Photoshop. Both are VERY powerful programs that work well alone but are designed to play very nicely with each other once you learn to use them.
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Postby Vivaldi » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:56 pm

Hareoic wrote:
JaddziaDax wrote:draw it out frame by frame yourself in photoshop?

or seriously consider getting after effects and/or particle illusion?
Wait... After Effects isn't a downgraded version of Photoshop?

Shortly put, After Effects is for videos what photoshop is for still Images. Most of the real fancy effects videos you see incorperate AE at least somewhat.
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Postby JaddziaDax » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:58 pm

HASHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Postby requiett » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:40 am

JaddziaDax wrote:draw it out frame by frame yourself in photoshop?

Jesus. You'd be better off printing the photos and film them burning up in front of a green screen as opposed to that option.
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Postby JaddziaDax » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:18 am

yeah, well that also requires WMM to have Chroma Keying... unless there is some kind of "effect pack" for WMM with that has that option?...

I just stated that cause he said all he has is WMM and photoshop.. O.o
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Postby Bauzi » Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:40 am

JaddziaDax wrote:yeah, well that also requires WMM to have Chroma Keying... unless there is some kind of "effect pack" for WMM with that has that option?...

I just stated that cause he said all he has is WMM and photoshop.. O.o

Forget the green background and just don´t use any background and use the Alpha channel for transparence in the .png file format. Maybe WMM can deal with RGBA pics.

With Photoshop and WMM alone I doubt that you can achieve this effect.
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Postby Shui » Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:38 am

Bauzi wrote: Maybe WMM can deal with RGBA pics.


Maybe, but it has only one timeline/layer anyways. So why export with an alpha channel if you can't use it ?
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Postby Bauzi » Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:21 am

I never used it before. This is more bullshit than I´ve ever expected :?
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Postby JaddziaDax » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:01 pm

either way the answer is, get something more powerful unless he wants to just "draw it out" frame by frame.... even then, WMM isn't frame accurate so it would look funny anyways.
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Postby Vivaldi » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:04 pm

Could the Images be compiled in V-dub And put into WMM as a vid clip?
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Postby JaddziaDax » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:08 pm

i suppose so... but it would still be a pain to "animate" it yourself.
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Postby Hareoic » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:34 pm

JaddziaDax wrote:i suppose so... but it would still be a pain to "animate" it yourself.
I've done something similar before to be honest (though admittedly it was a job script). I just need to figure out the timing (painstaking as that will be) and apply the effect further along in each frame (as in the flame is growing out from the center). What I want to know is if there is a more accurate way to do it than, say, drawing a reddish line around a black area, and if so, how do I do it and alter it to look convincing for each frame?
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