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12-10-2008, 12:38 AM
im train to mage a complete animation for a client and i need to make two strokes. like the plugging for after effects stroke from trap code. im sending a thumbnail...

any help:lwicon:

evenflcw
12-10-2008, 03:46 AM
You should be able to do that with particles and hypervoxel sprites. Set either particle weight or parent motion to 0% so the particles won't budge after being emitted. Then use a particle age gradient for the voxel size to taper it off. Fiddle with the texture settings. If you can get the look you want through hypervoxel texturing perhaps use an image filter instead.

Tobian
12-10-2008, 03:58 AM
Or you could try the Marker pen procedural

http://pagesperso-orange.fr/dpont/plugins/Textures.htm

Animate a null, and the procedural will use it an input :)

Lewis
12-10-2008, 05:55 AM
You can play with single light (or luminus poly) and PMBlur + shutter efficiency and you'll get that glow streak pretty easy

Otterman
12-10-2008, 06:22 AM
Yeah i did something like this a while back using a particle emitter animated along a path...just adjust the life span of the particle to have your trail effect.

You can also get a similar effect using an illuminous poly and use photoreal motion blur.

http://www.lightwiki.com/Motion_Blur

daforum
12-10-2008, 02:23 PM
You can also get a similar effect using an illuminous poly and use photoreal motion blur.

http://www.lightwiki.com/Motion_Blur

Hey, I like that solution. Really simple but at the same-time looks great!

12-10-2008, 03:08 PM
Wow, nice option, i will tried, thanks Otterman

dwburman
12-10-2008, 03:25 PM
Here's a scene and objects I made based on a tutorial in a siggraph demo that was on Newtek's site a year or two.

I didn't get all the steps right but it should give you a good starting point.

12-10-2008, 05:03 PM
Thanks

any ideas on how to get the pointy ens or will be bether with a gradient on transparent channel?

Im geting good renders.....

Sekhar
12-10-2008, 06:23 PM
any ideas on how to get the pointy ens or will be bether with a gradient on transparent channel?

If you're going the MB route, you could just envelope the size. Below is an example with luminous HV.

12-13-2008, 12:02 PM
thanks im using all of the options, thanks for the great tip...