Smoke Effect

Hey, im currently making a short horror film. There is a character in my film that has a smoke effect around him but the smoke is in a form of a circle. is there a way for me to make it so that the smoke effect make it looks as if it is coming off him instead of his belly.

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  • edited August 11

    Maybe rotoscope him out and use missile smoke?

    Or, rotoscope and use the Quick 3D > Sci-Fi Shockwave, which is a 3D effect, so can be tilted over? Same technique to composite as with Missile Smoke.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU9tllgzsuE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99m686tzeeI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxAAr8w4VnA
     

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    That more or less covers options in Express. Are you in Pro? 

  • im in express

  • edited August 11

     and for Palacono, it is something like the enchantress from suicide squad

  • edited August 11

    I'm not familiar with that. If you have a reference video clip, you can post it here if you like. ;)

  • I think he is visualizing smoke drifting down off the character in question, kind of like dry ice fog dropping off its source.

  • @DYEdits  I'm not sure if this will help, but when I was playing around with my remote disappearance clip, I masked off my body on the couch at the exact last frame and exported it as a PNG layer, then applied a particle effect to that and positioned the still image to show only a split second before the effect kicked in.  I used a still since I was making myself turn into the smoke and disappear completely, but I think it would work with a moving video layer as well.  Hope this helps spark an idea or something.

  • @ScottReid OK, well Missile smoke has a Gravity option, so you can set it so that the smoke will drift down. I used it here when I replaced the texture with some stars to try and reproduce one of Tobias' (Surfaced Studio) AE tutorials in Express.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsKXKfjdNFo

    (Not saying how to do it, it involves digging into hidden folders and other ways to break your PC if you're not careful)

  • @ScottsReid, no it isnt.
    @tddavis ;it should look like the person is producing the smoke

     

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