Crumbling Dollar 3D Effect

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Crumbling Dollar 3D Effect

Post by DK » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:08 am

Hi.
Not posted a lot recently due to work but wanted to share this one.
I tried to set up this crumbling text effect for a TV commercial in Lightwave 3D
and it took hours and got me nowhere near what I envisaged so I sat down with
AS to figure a way to simulate it as a 3D effect and it worked!
Basically I split the dollar sign up into bits/extruded them then used a mask and
physics :)

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WMV Movie here:
http://www.polliefillers.com.au/Forum/Crumble.wmv

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Re: Crumbling Dollar 3D Effect

Post by Genete » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:33 pm

Very cool 3D effect. Nice!
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Re: Crumbling Dollar 3D Effect

Post by Danimal » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:15 pm

Wow, that looks great! You make it sound so simple, but this looks like it was a stroke of genius!
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Re: Crumbling Dollar 3D Effect

Post by DK » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:41 pm

Thanks Danimal.
I might throw a quick tutorial together on how to do it and share with the forum.

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Re: Crumbling Dollar 3D Effect

Post by sbtamu » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:59 pm

Looks great DK.

I did something similar a few years ago but not near as detailed as yours. I am not sure what the people I made this for used it for.


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Sorry for bad animation

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Re: Crumbling Dollar 3D Effect

Post by DK » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:11 pm

Nice work sbtamu :)
Did the fly in frame contain the objects on it's transition or did you render the scene flat in AS then apply a fly in transition in a video editor?

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Re: Crumbling Dollar 3D Effect

Post by sbtamu » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:18 pm

I think I did it all in AS. I'll see if I can find the anme file and take a look at it.
Sorry for bad animation

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Re: Crumbling Dollar 3D Effect

Post by Rainer » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:56 am

Never thought to do this in AS, (here's a crumbling text I did in Blender a few years ago if anyone's interested in a 3D example: https://vimeo.com/4042447).
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Re: Crumbling Dollar 3D Effect

Post by hayasidist » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:38 am

@DK: great effect!!! - looking forward to that tutorial!
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Re: Crumbling Dollar 3D Effect

Post by lwaxana » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:09 pm

What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Crumbling Dollar 3D Effect

Post by DK » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:02 am

Hi all.
Here's that tutorial I promised.
It's in Wink format. Let me know how you all go with it!

http://www.polliefillers.com.au/forum/Tutorial.htm

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Re: Crumbling Dollar 3D Effect

Post by Genete » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:22 am

Hi DK!
The tutorial is quite concise and instructive! It would be great to have a script to make easier the copy/break down process of the shape.
Cheers!
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Re: Crumbling Dollar 3D Effect

Post by hayasidist » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:14 pm

this is a great example of where a slideshow is 1000 times better than a video .. I dread to think that someone else might have just posted a screen capture of themself going through each of the 38 layers one by one narrating every point deletion :roll: ... thanks for the insight and the easy to follow (at my own pace!) tutorial!!
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Re: Crumbling Dollar 3D Effect

Post by Víctor Paredes » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:24 pm

Genete wrote:The tutorial is quite concise and instructive! It would be great to have a script to make easier the copy/break down process of the shape.
Scripts > Layer Effects > RT: Break Apart Shapes
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Re: Crumbling Dollar 3D Effect

Post by DK » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:31 pm

Cool idea Genete and Selgin! Thanks for the compliments Hayasidist. I tried to make it as user friendly as possible.
Screen capture was way too huge so I just exported still frames and made it as a controlled slideshow in Wink.

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