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michiel | 5 years ago | 5 comments | 8 likes | 2,824 views

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This example demonstrates how you can combine the Morphing\Plane2Roll.fx effect with the Animation\WavingFlag.fx effect.

The trick is to use 2 layers, one for every effect and use the TRANSPARENCY property to switch between them.


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Tricky show, thank you Michiel.

Dani, 5 years ago


Thank you for the effort Michiel, but that is exactly what I tried and it has the same problem I encountered. The scroll rolls down ridged, then pauses and then goes into waving motion. I need this to be quick, smooth and one motion. The camera's going to move past the banners with a different athletes picture on each. The initial setup was just having the banners waving and let the camera pass, but I thought how cool it would be if each was released to unroll just as the camera approached. Only by combining the two effects would it look natural if that's possible.

BillyJack, 5 years ago


A better way of explaining my dilemma using two separate images. Replace the flag in your example with a persons picture and imagine how the obvious the blur between the transitioning close up pictures would be on a screen that's 9ft high, 16ft wide.

BillyJack, 5 years ago


I replaced the picture of the flag by a picture of a person and did not see a blur.

About your other remark, realize that a rolled up flag is more rigid. It does not wave as much as an unrolled flag.

michiel, 5 years ago


I like it. Tres bon! Feel free to post it as a new article.

michiel, 3 years ago


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