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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Whip Wave

I have so much to learn. I've been reading Elemental Magic: The Art of Special Effects Animation, and there's just a ton of really great material. Stuff I can't wait to put into practice.

Speaking of! In chapter 2, he talks about Whip and Wave effects, with a small cycle in it. I thought I'd compile it together for reference purposes. Then I did a little rotoscoping, then I just had a little fun with it. Here's my result:

The right is straight out of the book. The middle is my own scratchy drawing, and then the left is just a little blur and color addition. All Photoshop CS5. A forty five minute exercise during lunch today.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh man, I'm so glad you posted this! Noel wants to do steam effects for her junior project and I immediately thought of you. Haha I knew you would have something up your sleeve :)