View Full Version : Cool effect - Particle objects? Commercial

12-05-2006, 02:16 PM
Here is the effect that I am after (just the ripple movement)...


How could that movement be duplicated in Lightwave with objects, without having to clone them one-at-a-time in Layout?


12-05-2006, 02:36 PM
This thread shows one way to do it http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29664&highlight=metalink

12-06-2006, 09:12 AM
I could swear that Proton did a tutorial covering this exact effect. He even mentioned the M&Ms commercial in the tutorial. I think it had something to do with displacement. As I recall, it was fairly quick and easy to do. I've done some searches but can't seem to find it. Maybe Proton will pop in and point us to the link.

12-06-2006, 10:27 AM
Thanks, I tried some displacement/texture maps in Layout, but the problem is they distort the objects themselves. It seems like there should be a simple way to do it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


12-06-2006, 10:49 AM
Check this scene out.
Press calculate as this uses clothfx to freeze the ripple so hardlink can see it.

12-07-2006, 10:06 AM
I had a scene and a video for downl;oad doingthis exact setup....just having trouble finding it.

12-07-2006, 12:32 PM
In the HD instance thread, there is a link to movie about cells.

There is a part in it where a sea of cells has some kind of wave action. It is brief, but perhaps similiar. It is a LW project.

12-07-2006, 12:47 PM
Thanks for the Smarties scene. So far it looks like a great starting point for the effect from the M&M's, or whatever I can come up with after picking the scene apart.

01-06-2007, 11:15 PM
Smarties scene ROCKS! Most impressive... I combine your technique with some info from Larry Shultz's EndoMoprh training (http://www.kurvstudios.com/lightwave/) to make whole objects float. Never new how to use the soft and hard FX. Thanks again for providing such excellent help. I am serious about the lunch...