Thursday, August 13, 2009

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Scientific Visualisations


So in after effects and with the use of some plugins and some presets this stuff is possible

Magnetic Movie from Semiconductor on Vimeo.

I'll be mucking around with Particular and some other plugins packs I have for After Effects - the Art School doesnt have these... yet.

the lines are done using 3D stroke with an expression of wiggle on the time remap setting for the animation. The particles could be done in trapcode particular. back plates I think are all still images with the effects matched in perspective. add the wiggle to the position for the precomp to get the desired effect of handheld. incase u want your backplate filmed. you need a 3D matchmove software to extract the camera data out. Boujou, Syntheyes, PFtrack, PFhoe for 3D tracking.

the shaking of the lines would be animated at normal speed in AE. then using Time Remap + wiggle expression to get it shaking. Check out andrew kramer's Twitch Preset. that should do the trick. The birds eye view shot of the magnetic field is just Fractal noise, animated masks and scales.

more to come...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

This is for Ted... and anyone else interested in playing external movies (say from Vimeo) on their website

Ted wanted to do it in flash, but im not that flash so I have thought of something else. I find flash for this kind of thing too restricting, and I get lost at the preloading of media files and all the rest...

Anyway, so with a mix of the following : HTML (Dreamweaver), Photoshop/Illustrator, Javascript Lightbox2 and Flash, we should be able to make something here.

sorry when i make something a link is disappears? so copy and paste the above url

This is an example of just clicking a thumbnail and opening a video. So you could do this on your blog pretty easy if it will let you add this kind of code, sometimes there are big restrictions on what code you can use in blogs etc - I need to test this!

If you had a static site you were working on yourself in dreamweaver the above link would be perfect.

An Image map (this is for you Ted) is where you make one big image, and you can make a hotspot on that image in Dreamweaver (very easily) and THEN it would open that video for that particular hotspot.

Or you could make a flash swf. And in this you would make an animated button, and add the code in there for the link to open the lightbox and so on. Heres a link

and this one too - flashlightbox! whodathunkit - scroll down to 'Modifications' - in that list is the flashlightbox stuff. Great.

This guy has it working - click on images in his header. Its just about getting videos into the lightbo at this point instead of just images.

So in short, we can test out this week / next week.

Will be updating this as we go