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michiel | a week ago | 15 comments | 14 likes | 408 views

chaver, Kanon, ID Production and 11 others like this!

Here's how you can create the dust sandstorm effect.

The trick is to attach the particle layer to a picture layer and set the CHAMELEON property to 1. This way the particles take over the colour of the picture.

Use the GRAVITY property to control the direction of the particles.

Add more dust by increasing the EMISSION property of the particle layer.

Add more chaos by adding more particle layers with different property values, textures, effects,...

There are 2 ways to make the particles only emit from the left side of the picture:

The Chameleon_LaunchPlaneProps.bt show uses the LAUNCH PLANE properties of the particle layer to make the particles only emit from this plane.

The Chameleon_LaunchPicture.bt show uses a separate picture layer with a cut-out version of the picture. This layer is used as the launch platform for the particles and is made invisible with the Invisible effect. I think this is the easiest and most flexible way.

Enjoy!


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Great.Thank you for sharing Michiel : )

chaver, a week ago


Thank you Michiel for the dust sandstorm effect.

Eddy, a week ago

Awesome michiel ! thank you.

vincent, a week ago


Maravilloso michiel! muy bien. Gracias por compartir.

Jesus, a week ago


Nice and short instruction of an unknown possibility of BluffTitler.
Thnx for sharing your knowledge and the show.

Filip, a week ago


Awesome effect!

How can you make dissapear the rest of the picture left by the particles?

snafu, a week ago

For Snafu:

Use the effect "Effects\Special\Clip.cfx" on the PictureLayer Talent.png
Clip plane position begin -191 end 159
Clip plane rotation -90
All the Particle (Not Textured) layers and the Particle_cloud: Launch plane position from -58 to 250

Filip, a week ago


Oh and set the FX clip plane smooth slider for the Talent picture to 10 (both start and end

Filip, a week ago


Awesome Michiel! Thank you! :)

LostBoyz, a week ago


Thank you Flip, it works, but isn't exactly what I am looking for

snafu, 6 days ago

Merci Michiel pour cet effet spectaculaire et Filip pour sa contribution.

PAT67, 6 days ago


Thanks Michiel! Added some turbulence, changed some particles and their orientaton as well the gravity direction and made one layer subtractive. Some DOF blur as well a clipping plane like Filip said and you are pretty close to the AE effect.

Thor5ten, 6 days ago


Thank you Fillip for your good explanations.

Eddy, 6 days ago

Thor5ten, very nice! Please consider sharing your show files in this community. Thank you.

michiel, 6 days ago


Thank you so much Michiel...

Thor5ten your show is very close to AE...GREAT job...DOF blur and new particles added nice effect...

Dani, 6 days ago


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Michiel den Outer is the founder and lead coder of Outerspace Software. He lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

If he isn't busy improving BluffTitler, he is playing the piano or rides the Dutch dikes on his bikes.

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