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Offline alal0023

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animate lights
« on: September 17, 2012, 09:02:16 am »
Hi there,
I would really like to know if it would be possible to animate lights that pass through a still camera sequence, and these lights describe the surface, as in the first 3 seconds of this clip 
, or or more advanced like in the second12-13 of the Peugeot onyx teaser http://www.cardesignnews.com/site/home/display/store4/item264778/
Thank you! Hopefully it is possible somehow!

Cheers,
Alexandra

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Re: animate lights
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 09:26:30 am »
You can use geometric object that have emissive materials assigned to them, and have been made invisible to eye. This would allow you to generate the effects you are seeing in this video.

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Re: animate lights
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012, 05:16:30 am »
by making objects invisible to eye you mean placing them behind or above the camera, isn`t it? or is there any specific mode that can make the objects invisible, but still keep the reflections on other objects in the scene?

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Alex

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Re: animate lights
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 05:29:12 am »
Under the "Emmisive" material "Properties" tab if you open the "Advanced" triangle you'll see a check-box that says "Visible to Camera". Un-check it and the emissive object will interact with the scene casting light and shadows, but not be visible itself to the camera (even if you park it right in-front of the camera).

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Re: animate lights
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 01:56:53 pm »
Alexandra,

The following video is an animation I created in KeyShot 3 with a camera orbit going one direction and a turntable going in the opposite. This communicates the effect of a rotating environment with animated lights.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Rex