Blurred, High-speedy Backgrounds?

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Blurred, High-speedy Backgrounds?

Post by Fulkster » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:26 am

I thought I had come across a tutorial in these forums for making a (easy?) blurry background that looks like a lot speed is taking place (for 5 to 10 seconds). ...maybe even something like "hyper-space"? ...but I'm not finding it...

Can anyone teach me to do that in AS? (I have Anime Studio 8.)

Thanks for any help!
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Post by jonbo » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:22 am

Might not be what you're looking for but I always liked speed lines to show this effect. I don't know if you downloaded these when you bought AS8 but you can still download the bonus content which is a bunch of different speed lines types. Here's the link if you want.

http://www.contentparadise.com/productd ... 6&sgid=627
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Post by Fulkster » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:01 am

Thanks jonbo, I remember getting that!

I'll play around with that a little.

Thanks!
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Post by slowtiger » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:28 am

Speed BG recipe in 2 minutes:

- Get any image from google which has the colours you like, lots of detail, and is small. (not wider than 50 px.)
- Import into AS and stretch it in one direction. Stretch more. Make it a loooong line, at least 30 times wider than high.
- Test render. If you like, apply some blur.
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Post by Fulkster » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:49 pm

Thanks Slotiger... you're always helpful!
Jonbo wrote: Might not be what you're looking for but I always liked speed lines to show this effect. I don't know if you downloaded these when you bought AS8 but you can still download the bonus content which is a bunch of different speed lines types. Here's the link if you want...
Jonbo... I guess figuring out what to do with that download is the tough part. I didn't see any real instructions (I'm probably being blind) as how to use the line-backgrounds. Anyway, what I ended up trying with the lines is to use the same picture in a "switch" file, and quickly switched between the various pictures set at different rotations or viewpoints. Are there better ways to use those line backgrounds for speed?

Thanks for all the help!
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Post by jonbo » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:02 pm

The ones I mentioned are particle effects, you just have them play behind your character. I usually translate the character slightly to add to the effect like they do in a lot of the Japanese anime.
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Post by Fulkster » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:28 pm

jonbo wrote:The ones I mentioned are particle effects, you just have them play behind your character. I usually translate the character slightly to add to the effect like they do in a lot of the Japanese anime.
Ah... Thanks for being patient with me! :D
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